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CLAN DIGGERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 



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OBITUARIES FROM THE KERN VALLEY SUN' 

NEWSPAPER 

Kem River Valley, Lake Isabella, Kern County, California 

VOLUME III 



1977 - 1980 
Indexed 



FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY 
35 NORTH WEST TEMPLE 
SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH 84150 



by 



The Clan Diggers Genealogical Society 
of the Kem River Valley 



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INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



The Obituaries listed within does not include all deaths in the Kern River Valley, 
only those published in the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. The first year available 
and copied was 1969 and this is a continuing project. 



The gathering of Obituaries in book form was compiled throught the efforts of the 
Clan Diggers Genealogical Society of the Kern River Valley, with the permission 
of the publishers of the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper We would like to express 
our appreciation to these publishers for their cooperation, without which we could 
never have started this project. 



It is our hope that this gathering of Obituaries will simplify the search for 
information on the relatives or fiiends that have gone before us and will further the 
interest in Genealogy. 



The SURNAME INDEX includes only the name of the person deceased and does 
not include other persons that may be mentioned in the obituaries. 



CLAN DIGGERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

P O BOX 531 

LAKE ISABELLA, CA 93240 



Compiled and arranged by Jim and Phyllis Piper 
Indexed by Martha Allington 



THIS PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF 

MAMIE FRANCES (CARPENTER) HENDRICKS 



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Mamie F. H endricks 
Mcnioria! sciA'ices were held Thursday, November 
17, 1994 al Ihe Libraiy in Lal^e Isabella for Mamie F. 
Hendricks of Lake Isabella. Mamie was bom Aiigusl 
17, 1913 in Sl Joseph, Missouri and passed away 
November 9, 1994 in Ml Mesa. 
Mamie was married to Steve Hendricks in 1932 and 

had 49 years together until he passed away in 198 1. 

She was a clerk at the U.S. Post OITice in San Jose 
for 20 years before retiring in 1978. Mamie was a 
member of the NARF, Senior Nutrition, the Clan 
Diggers and the NSDAR. 

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Alice 
and Cecil Dale of Lake Isabella; her brother-in-law 

and sister-in-law John and Judy Hendricks of Ml. 
View, Calif; also many neices and nephews and 

grand neices and grand nephews. ArrangeniciUs 

by Valley Mortuaiy 



NSDAR 
The Kawaiisu chapter of 
the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution held a memorial 
service for Mamie Hendricks 
on Nov 17 at the Libraiy in 
Lake Isabella. The service was 
presented by Marian Adkins, 
Regent Attending the service 
were her sister, Alice and Cecil 
Dale of Lake Isabella and family, 
brother-in-law John and Marie 
Hendricks of Ml View, Calif., and 
family, and three neices, Mamme 
and Mike Markieviez of Albuquerque, 
N.M. and family, Janet and Robert 
Gibson of San Jose and family, and 
Chcrrie Rubnankara and son of 
Sacramento. Also present were many 
friends and members of the NARF, 
Clan Diggers, NSDAR, and Senior 
Nutrition. Mamie was a charter 
member of the Senior Nutrition 
organization. Nadelle Getting 
announced that Mamie's name would 
be placed on a plaque at the Senior 
Center in Lake Isabella. Mamie was 
an active and faithful member of our 
chapter. The offices she held in four 
years as a member were Chaplain, 
Registrar, Lineage Research, 
Membership and press book 
chairman. During the memorial 
service red, white, and blue carnations 
were placed by our members. The 
hall was decorated in red, white, and 
blue. Refreshments were served by 
Phyllis Piper and Marge Laskowski. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 6, 1977 



Thursday 
Jan. 6, 1977 



Thursday 
Jan. 6, 1977 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Lawrence Low Kenneth Turner Boh Whitlock 



Services were held Monday, Jan- 
uary 3 at VaUey Mortuary Chapel for 
Lawrence J^ Low, 72, who died 
December 27 in f arker, Arizona. 
Pastor Don Roulston officiated and 
interment followed at Kern VaUey 
Cemetery. 

He was a retired foreman for the 
state highway department, a native 
Califomian who lived In Bodflsh 28 
years. 

He is survived by his widow. Ruby 
M. Low of Bodfish; two daughters, 
Evelyn Knechtel and Wanda Turner, 
both of Hanford; his sister, Ethel 
Mitchell of Anaheim; thirteen grand- 
children and ten great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Bertha Wait 

Graveside services were held Mon- 
day, January 3 at Rose Hills Ceme- 
tery, Whittier, for Bertha B. Wait, 83, 
who died December 31 at Kern VaUey 
Hospital. 

Born in Carthage, Missouri, Feb- 
ruary 11, 1893, she was a retired 
pottery worker who lived In Cali- 
fornia 36 years and 16 years in the 
valley. 

She is survived by three daughters, 
Berniece McAnany of Apple Valley, 
Helen Hamilton of Borger, Texas, and 
Geneva Dietz of West Los Angeles; 
three grandchildren, and seven great- 
grandchildren. 



Private services will be held today, 
January 6, for Kenneth E. Turner, 67, 
who died December 31 at Kern VaUey 
Hospital. Inurnment wiU foUow at 
Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier. 

Bom August 29, 1909, in Iowa, he 
was last employed as executive 
secretary for Greenleaf Masonic 
Lodge No. 670 and was a member of 
Kern River VaUey Masonic Lodge No. 
827. He had been a Mason since 1952 
and was Past Master of 1961. He Uved 
ui the state 65 years, three of those in 
Wofford Heights. 

He is survived by two sons, Richard 
Turner, Westminster, and WaUace 
Turner, Hemet; two daughters, Lor- 
raine Maxey, Wofford Heights, and 
Carolyn Muirhead, PortervlUe; and 
nine grandchildren. 

Contributions may be made to Pink 
Ladies Auxiliary, Heart Umt, Kern 
VaUey Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Will & Clara Nicoll 

Memorial service will be held for 
Clara and Will Nicoll at the Weldon 
United Methodist Church Saturday, 
January 8, at 2 p.m. 

Graveside services wUl foUow at the 
Little Hillside Family Cemetery west 
of Weldon. 



Graveside services will be con- 
ducted at Kern Valley Cemetery 
Saturday, January 8, at 11 a.m. for 
Glenn Robert Whitlock, 29, who died 
January 2 in Idaho. WiUiam Farley 
will officiate the service and military 
honor guard will be present. 

A 1965 Kern Valley High School 
graduate, he served as class president 
before serving a three and a half year 
tour of duty with the United SUtes 
Marine Corps. He was a veteran of 
Viet Nam. He recently graduated 
from University of Idaho in Pocatello, 
majoring in pharmaceutical science. 

He is survived by his widow, Caryl; 
his two daughters, Tammey and 
Tonya; his parents, Bob and Bonnie 
Whitlock, Santa Barbara; four sis- 
ters, RayLee, Robyn, Rande, Roz- 
land; his grandmothers, Vivian Car- 
ney and Laura Tilt, both of Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

Arrangements by HUlcrest Mor- 
tuary. 

Melford Stirling 

Graveside services were held Tues- 
day, January 4, at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Melford Stirling, 64, who 
died December 30 at Kern VaUey 
Hospital. Dennis Hinkey, counselor - 
branch presidency of Latter Day 
Saints Church officiated. 

Bom in Craig, California, he lived In 
the vaUey 17 years. 

He is survived by his widow, Ruth 
StirUng of CaUente; three sons, Don- 
ald StirUng of Burbank, Voren Stir- 
Ung of Pleasanton, Melford StirUng, 
Jr., of HavUah; his step-son, Guy 
Wyslnger of CamarUlo; and his step- 
daughter, Merlene Bruner of Lake 
Tahoe; six grandchildren; his bro- 
ther, WiU Stirling of Arizona; and his 
sister, Mary Day, also of Arizona. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Jan. 20, 1977 



Thursday 

Jan. 20, 1977 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Raymond Peterson 

Services here held at Greenlawn 
Memorial Chapel, Bakersfleld, (or 
Raymond Elroy Peterson, 71, who 
died January 12 In a Bakersfleld 
hospital. Rev. Dan Cummlngs, First 
Church of Religious Science officia- 
ted. Interment followed at Greenlawn 
Memorial Park. 

A native of Minnesota, he lived in 
Kern County 25 years and was an auto 
salesnaan A5 years, last associated 
with Kern A.M. He was a memt>er and 
served on the board of directors of the 
First Church of Religious Science and 
was a member of Lebanon Lodge No. 
104 F. and A.M., Tacoma, Washing- 
ton. 

He Is survived by his widow, Luella 
Peterson, Bakersfleld; his sister, 
June Peterson, and brother, Loren 
Peterson, both of Minnesota; his 
daughter, Claudia Sullivan, Fremont; 
step-son, Norma Blane, Eureka; and 
five grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were John Casadas, 
Merrill Black, Al Shaw, Bill Painter, 
Howard Meyers, Jim Arp. Honorary 
pallbearers were Sidney Fryer, Ralph 
Arms, Harold "Bud" Baldwin, Grant 
Kniffen, Dr. Al ObergefeU, and S.L. 
Serber. 

Donations may be made in his 
memory to First Church of Religious 
Science or to the charity of your 
choice. 

Arrangements by Greenlawn 
Memorial Park and Mortuary. 



Beulah Dixon 

Services will be held Saturday, 
January 22, in Little Rock, Arkansas, 
for Beulah Belle Dixon. 62, who died 
January 14 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Bom in Mississippi October 6, 1914, 
she lived in Southlake Estates the past 
year and in California eighteen years. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Harold Dixon, Southlake; her son, 
John Goza, Tennessee; three daugh- 
ters, Pat Green, Arkansas, Frances 
Gordon, Texas, Elna Broyles, and 
Charlotte Miles, both of California; 
two sisters, Tossie Forsythe, Ten- 
nessee, Annis Johnson, Texas; 13 
grandchildren and 4 great - grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thrusday 

Jan. 20, 1977 



Walker Pass Crash 

Kills Isabella Man 



A Lake Isabella man was bumed 
beyond recognition in a flaming crash 
on Walker Pass Saturday and two 
other valley residents were injured in 
traffic accidents last weekend. 

John Henry Lanier, 64, of Weaver 
Trailer Park in Mt. Mesa, was 
travelling alont; Highway 178 near 
Walker Pass and passed an Inyokem 
newsman at a high rate of speed. 
Lanier's vehicle went over the hill 
where he apparently lost control of the 
car and burst into flames IVj miles 
west of Walker Pass. The accident 
occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. 

The newsman reached the scene, 
but said the fire had overtaken the 
vehicle and he was unable to reach the 
victim. He reported that the horn was 
blowing and ammunition inside the 
car was exploding. The car appa- 
rently grazed a large rock as It veered 
off the highway. 

California Highway Patrol officer 
Verbie Pierce responded to the call 



with a unit from the Uke Isabella 
station of Kern County Fire Depart- 
ment. Working in conjunction, they 
were able to arrest the inferno and 
remove the charred body. 

Coroner's assistant, Don Wigginton, 
said the body was so badly burned 
that even dental records would supply 
only sketchy identification. But, upon 
locating Lanier's son, a Bakersfield 
attorney, James T. Lanier, dental 
records were supplied and It was 
confirmed that the elder Lanier was 
travelling on that highway at the time 
of the crasli. 

Although the body was removed 
from the passenger side of the vehicle, 
there was only one occupant and it is 
possible the body shifted upon impact. 
With a history of heart problems, it is 
felt that Lanier could have suffered a 
seizure, but due to the extent of the 
burns the coroner's office could not 
determine the exact cause of death. 

Later that evening, Arthur Plasen- 



cia, 23, of Lake Isabella was headed 
west on Kern Canyon Hoad in his 1953 
Dodge flatbed truck. He lost control of 
the vehicle 150 yards east of .Miracle 
Hot Sprines, skiddiiiK on the ice. 

A passenger, Coleen Uuve, 10, also 
of Lake Isabella, was treated for 
injuries at Kern Valley Hospital and 
released. Driver was not injured and 
reported the crash at It) a.m. Sunday 
rnoriiiiiK. 

At 2:25 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 
Steven Michael Miranda of Weldon 
was apparently speeding down Fay 
Canyon hoad m a car registered to 
Kussell Green of Tafi. Miranda 
reportedly went home and was head- 
ing back to pick up Green when he lost 
control of the vehicle, went through a 
fence along the roadside, and over- 
turned. 

Miranda, 2b, suffered facial lacera- 
tions and went to Kern Valley Hospital 
via private veliicle 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Jan. 27, 1977 



Thursday 
Feb. 3, 1977 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Essie Gentry 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, 
Monday, January 24, for Essie 
Gentry, 90, who died January 20 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. Intern:^ent was 
held at Inglewood Park Cemetery 
Tuesday, January 25. Rev. B.M. 
Calhoon officiated the chapel service. 

Bom March 19, 1886, she lived in the 
valley the past six months. 

She is survived by her daughter and 
son-in-law, Eva and Calvin Ford, 
Lake Isabella; her sister, AUie Mae 
Moseley, Arkansas; four grandchild- 
ren and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Jesse Robinson 

Services were conducted Wednes- 
day, February 2, at Sunset Lawns 
Cemetery, Sacramento, for Jesse Lee 
Robinson, 67, who died January 28. 

Bom It Texas, he was a retired 
construction worker who last resided 
in Mason Court, Bodflsh. He was a 
member of the Moose Lodge In 
Tucson, Arizona, and belonged to 
National Rifleman's Association. 

He Is survived by his widow, Louise 
Robinson; his sisters. Era Blrchfield 
of Eureka, Eva Edymon of Wallers, 
Oklahoma, Jackie Hurley and Po^ 
tales. New Mexico, Johnnie Starkey of 
Eureka, Winoma Spurs of Areata, and 
Betty Jo Truin of Texas. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

William Rowell 

Private graveside services were 
conducted at Kern Valley Cemetery 
February 1 for William Rowell, 81, 
who died January 30. Rev. Stephen 
Nagler officiated. 

Retired from the water department 
in Manhattan Beach, he lived in the 
valley the past three years and was a 
native of California. 

He is survived by his widow, Mary 
of Southlake and his son, Charles. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Feb. 10, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 10, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Kernville Man Is One Victim 

Two Killed In 
Local Accidents 



Two men were killed, one injured, In 
traffic accidents this week on valley 
highways. 

Robert Allan Johnston, 21, of Kern- 
ville was westboiwd on Highway 178 
two nailes east of Southern California 
Edison's KR-1 power plant when his 
Volkswagen drifted off the roadway, 
struck a large rock, and dropped 
about 200 feet over the embankment. 
Johnston was ejected from the vehicle 
and sustained fatal injuries. 

The accident occurred at approxi- 
mately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 
8, but was not reported until 5: 30 a.m. 
Johnston was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Pelican, owners of the Arcade Saloon 
in Kernville. CHP officer Mike 
Hernandez answered the call from the 
Bakersfield stttion. 

Sunday, February 6, Jimmy Dale 
Lewis, 24, was driving his Toyota on 
Highway 155 just south of TUlie Creek 
Road. At approximately 5:35 p.m. he 
hit the shoulder, crossed over to the 
southbound lanes and went over the 
embankjiient. 

CHP officer Verbie Pierce reported 
that a witness said Lewis passed him, 
weaving and apparently intoxicated, 
and when he went around the curve, 
he saw dust where Lewis had gone 
over the side. 

Kern County Sheriff deputies took 
l>€wi3 into custody on warrant for 



suspicion of theft. He complained of 
pain at the Isabella Substation and 
was transported to Kern Valley Hospi- 
tal by Progressive Ambulance. 

Saturday, February 5, Charles 
WiUard Thompson, 19, of Bakersfield, 
was eastbound on Lake Isabella 
Boulevard on his motorcycle, lost 
control on a 20 m.p.h. curve and slid 
into an abandoned building. He was 
pronounced dead on arrival at Kern 
Valley Hospital, according to reports 
by CHP officer Verbie Pierce. 

Cahfornia Highway Patrol reports 
fourteen highway fatalities ui Kern 
County in the first five weeks -of this 
year, two of which occurred ui the 
Kern Valley area Five of those 
fatalities occurred iii the past week. 



Marjorie Edwards 

Jim/^^idB Hn/i£U wer»-)Mld ye^ 
terday, February 9, at Kern VaUey 
Cemetery for Marjorie Louise Ed- 
warda, 62, who died February 3 at 
Mercy Hoaplui, Bakersfield. Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7665 
Ladlea Auxiliary and Ladles Auxi- 
liary to Disabled American Veterans 
officiated, f 

Bom In Washington January 6, 1915, 
she had been a cook at Cozy Comer 
Cafe. She lived in Kern County 
eighteen years and fifty-nine years In 
the state. 

She is survived by her son, David 
Edwards, Redondo Beach; her sister, 
Eleanor Rorlck, Los Angeles. 

ArrangemenU by Valley Mortuary. 



Walter Hedges 

services were cot\duc(«dj^ V|S^ 
Mortuary Chapel, Lalfe ^Mtti, 
Tuesday, February 8, for Walter 
Perry Hedges, 37, who died February 
2 at Riverside General Hospital. Rev. 
Calhoon officiated and Intemrient 
followed at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born in Oklahoma July 28, 1939, he 
had been self-employed as a body and 
fender repairman. He had lived in 
Paris, California, the past three years 
and spent the past thirty-five years In 
the state. 

He is survived by his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter Hedges, Mt. Mesa; 
three sons, Walter Perry Hedges, Jr., 
Walter Angus Hedges, and Thomas 
Hedges; two daughters, Devonne and 
Joyce, both of Oregon; his sister, Judy 
Hedges, Lake Isabella; and his grand- 
mother, Estella Hedges, also of Lake 
Isabella. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Feb. 10, 1977 

OBITUARY 



DR. CHARLES AUGUST 
SERVICES HELD 



Dr. Charles W. August 51, Kern- 
ville, passed away Saturday Morning, 
February 5. 

Memorial services were held Wed- 
nesday morning, 11:30 a.m. Feb- 
ruary 9 at the United Methodist 
Church, Kernville, Rev. Myron Good- 
year presided at the service. 
Dr. Charles August was born April 
A, 1925 in .Augusta, Montana. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, Mr 
and Mrs. Montana August. 
Survivors include his widow, 
Corinne August; step-daughter, Cindy 
Swanson ; three brothers; four child- 
ren from a previous marriage, and 
numerous nieces and nephews. 
Dr. and Mrs. Charles August moved 
to the Kern River Valley January 1, 
1974 from Monrovia, California. Dr. 
August conducted an active general 
medical practice in Kernville. 
He was a member of the California 
Medical Association; E.T.I. Corral 
No. 71, Kernville; Kernville Chamber 
of Commerce and the Kernville 
Colonels. Dr. August was also a Life 
Member of the University of Southern 
California. 

A memorial fund has been estab- 
lished in memory of Dr. Charles 
August. Contributors may send their 
contributions to the Memorial Fund, 
use General Alumni Fund at the 
University of Southern California, 
Los Angeles . 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Feb. 24, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 24, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 24, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Delbert O'DriscoU 

Services were conducted Wednes- 
day, February 23, at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Delbert Levere O'DriscoU, 
72, who died at Mercy Hospital, 
Bakersfield, February 18. Kern Valle 
Masonic Lodge officiated. 

Born in Utah May 22, 1904, he was a 
retired Farmers Insurance salesman 
who last resided in Onyx. He lived in 
the area 9 years and 52 years in 
California. 

He Is survived by his widow, Violet 
O'DriscoU of Onyx; his brother, Joey 
O'DriscoU of Culv er Ci ty; his sister, 
FranUe Harris of Kenelworth, Utah. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Dave Coovert 

Services wUl be held today, Feb- 
ruary 24, at 2 p.m. at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Dave Jacob Coovert, 91, 
who died February 21. Rev. Myron B. 
Goodyear will officiate. 

A native of CaUfornla, he was bom 
June 15, 1885, and last resided at 
Lakeview Guest Home, Wofford 
Heights. He lived in the county 8 
years. 

He is survived by his son, Elmo 
Coovert of Wofford Heights. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Lloyd Palmer 



Services were conducted for Lloyd 
Hylton Palmer, 71, at VaUey Mor- 
tuary Chapel Friday, February 18. He 
died February 13. Rev. Myron B. 
Goodyear officiated. 

Born May 5, 1905, in Belgrade, 
Montana, he lived in Kern County 8 
years and 50 years in the state. He was 
a veteran of the United States Navy. 

He is survived by his brother, 
Harold Palmer, Garden Grove; his 
sister, Esther May Mehren, Los 
Alamltos. 

Jesse Ban- 
Graveside services were conducted 
Friday, February 18, at Kern VaUey 
Cemetery for Jesse Ashambeau Barr, 
72, who died February 16. Masonic 
Lodge officiated the service. 

Born in Massachusetts February 14, 
1905, he was well known in the vaUey 
as owner of Onyx Store. He Uved in tb«, 
area 25 years, spending 43 years in 
California. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Charlene Barr of Bella Vista Estates 
in Mt. Mesa; two sons. Randy Barr, 
Wofford Heights, and Richard Barr, 
New York; his daughter, Beverly 
Miranda, Wofford Heights; his sister, 
Fanny Gralia, Massachusetts. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Serena Gerde 

Services were held Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 22, at Valley Mortuary Chapel 
for Serena Charlet Gerde, 69, who died 
Fe bruary IB iji Long Beach. Rev. 
Stephen Nagler officiated, 

Bom In Wisconsin February 25, 
1907, she last resided In Lake Isabella. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Thor; her daughters, Eileen J. SUver- 
thorn. Long Beach, and Audrey 
Bettorf, Manhattan Beach; her step- 
daughter, Jeanne Moody, Bellvue, 
Washington. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Charles Rogers 

Services were conducted at VaUey 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, for 
Charles Clarence Rogers, 92, Wednes- 
day, February 23. He died February 
19. Rev. Marshal Alman officiated. 

A retired restaurant manager, he 
was bom in Arkansas January 23, 
1885. He lived in the area 6 years, with 
32 years in California. 

He Is survived by his widow, Mary 
Rogers of Lake Isabella; two daugh- 
ters, Esther Lindsley of Los Angeles 
and Irene Singleton of Lake ^I'^V)}]^ 
his brother, Fred Rogers of Arkansas; 
and his sister, Daisy MitcheU, also of 
Arkansas. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
March 3, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
March 3, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Walter Johnson 

Memorial services will be conduc- 
ted at Valley Mortuary Chapel Fri- 
day, March 4, 2 p.m., for Walter 
William Johnson, 77, who died Feb- 
ruary 28 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Bom In Minnesota April 5, 1899, he 
belonged to the Methodist church, 55 
Plus Club, and Lake Isabella - Bodflah 
Property Owners Association. 

He is survived by Larry Johnson of 
Manhattan Beach and two grand- 
children. The family has ask^ that 
donations be made in his name to 
either Highland Chapel organ fund or 
Kern Valley Heart Fund. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



May me Summers 

Services were held at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel Tuesday, March 1. 
for Mayme Florence Summers, 60, 
who died in Lake Isabella February 
24. Interment followed Wednesday at 
Little Lake Cemetery, NorwalK. 

She Is survived by her husband, 
Harry Lee Summers, Bakersfleld. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thrusda y 

Mar. 10, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Mar. 10, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Mar. 10, 19 7 7 

OBITUARY 



Lillian Rowell 

M«!lt , /"^y Cemetery Monday 
March 7, for LlUlan K. RoweU 57 
who died March 4 at Kern VaUey 
da?ei ''• ^''P*'*" ''^Sler oHN 
n."^ "^1"?.°^ CaUfomia, she was bom 
KsaSuf^ ^"'^ •"' ^^^'^ ^ 

W^ rVIh "'Z'^!'^ ^^ ^" ''°"' Charles 
W. Rowel] of Manhattan Beach; her 
brother, Joseph Koon of Twin Falls 
Idaho. 

ArrangemenU by VaUey Mortuary. 

George Sheehan 

George Alexander Sheehan, 57. died 
March 6 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Family requested there be no service. 

Bom in California May 28, 1919, he 
last resided in Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his daughter, 
Coleen Simmerman of Lincoln; and 
his brother, Paul Sheehan of Huntina- 
ton Beach. "* 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Anderson Kerr 

Services were held at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake IsabeUa^ 

lfZt%- ''^%^^^ ^- '°^ Anderson 
Fayette Kerr, 74, who died at Kern 
Valley Hospital March 2. Rev. Mike 
Goodyear officiated and Interment 
followed at Kern VaUey Cemetery 
Bom In Illinois February 16, 1903. he 

last resided in Uke Isabella and ;« 
a member of Disabled American 
Veterans and Veterans of Foreign 

Ik la survived by his widow, Ida 
Kerr, Lake Isabella; his sister, 
Ophelia Kerr, Lake Isabella; his 
orwher and siater-ln-law, Benlannin 
wid RiU Kerr, also of Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



Carl Coleman 

Services were conducted at Glen 
Haven Memorial Park in San Fer- 
nando for Carl Coleman. 74, who died 
March 3 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Bom In Illinois January 9, 1903, he 
last resided In Larsen Tract In the 
South Lake area of Lake Isabella. 



Alice Backer 

Services were held in Forest Park 
Funeral Home, Houston, Texas, for 
Alice Elizabeth Bucher, 74, Wofford 
Helghta, who died March 2. Interment 
was In the Forest Park Cemetery. 

Mrs. Bucher, a native of Kentucky, 
had resided in CaUfomia 27 years and 
in Kern County 7 years. Survivors 
Include the widower, Hubert. Ar- 
rangements by Greenlawn Mortuaiy. 



Evelyn Johnson 

Requiem t;uchari3t was conducted 
Wednesday, March 8, at St. James 
Episcopal Church in Fresno for 
Evelyn Ann Johnson, 82, who died 
March 6 In Fresno. 

Bom July 28, 1894, in CentraUa, 
lUinois, she is survived by her son, 
Father Frederick Johnson, St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church in KernvUle; her 
brother, Harold Westbrook, Grass 
Valley; and three grandchildren. 

Remembrances may be sent to the 
memorial fund at St. Peter's Epis- 
copal Church, KemviUe. 

Hazel Roland 

Services were held Monday, March 
7, at the First Baptist church, Lake 
Isabella, for Hazel L. Roland who died 
at Kern Valley Hospital after a short 
illness. Services were officiated by 
Rev. Dale Brown, a long time friend. 

Mrs Roland was born August 5, 1898, 
in Corning, Iowa, and moved to Lake 
IsabeUa in November of 196L 

She is survived by her daughters, 
Angella Tenorio of Wichita, Kanaaa, 
and Jackie Grothe of Lake Isabella 
her son, John Roland of Camarlllo; 
her sister. Pearl Barr of Sacramento; 
eight grandchildren and 4 great- 
grand children. 

Interment was at HUlcreat Memoi'- 

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Edna Castle 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary tnapel, Uke Isabella, 
Tuesday, March 15, for Edna Ardessa 
Castle, 71, who died March 12 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Interment followed 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born In Ohio, June 14, 1905, she last 
resided in Southlake. 

She is survived by her widower, 
William A. Castle; her daughter, 
Shirley Buckner, Barstow; and her 
grandson, Tony Buckner, also of 
Barstow. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Anthony Antonelli 



Anthony Joseph Antonelli oassed 
away March 4 in Los Angeles. He was 
born in Revere, Massachusetts, on 
September 14, 1920, and had lived In 
California for 38 years. He was a 
manager for the Boys Markets in 
Hawthorne, and was the former 
owner of Mt. Mesa Restaurant. 

He is survived by his widow, Mary; 
one brother, Louis of Gardena; 4 
sisters, Elane Stebelski, Jennie Fon- 
tana, Gloria Calabrese, Reta Pickett. 

Rosary was recited Sunday, March 
6 at Chapel of Roses, Dunaway 
Douglass Mortuary, Hawthorne. Mass 
was held Monday, March 7 at St. 
Joseph's Church, Hawthorne. Inter- 
ment followed at Holy Cross 
Cemetery. 



Clinton Weaver 

Services were held in VaUey Mortu- 
ary Chapel Friday, March 18, (or 
Clinton Vincent Weaver, 77, who died 
M&rch 14 in Lake Iaab«lU. Fatbw 
Mark Renner officiated and Elks 
T /y jflt cooducted a asecial "ha^l 
service. MlUtary burUl followed at 
Kern VaUey Cemetery. 

Bom June M, UM, in Indiana, he 
lived in the vaUey the past tevea 
years. He waa a veteran of World War 
I, a thirty-year member of EUks, and 
member of Veterana of Foreign War* 
and American Legion. 

He \a survived by his widow, Jeuie 
Weaver, Lake Isabella; hit soni, 
Douglas Weaver of San Diego, and 
Anthony Weaver of Alhambra; and 
hia slater Martiena FreDcbette of 
Indiana. 

Arrangementa by Valley Mortuary. 

Andrew Soares 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel Tuesday, March 22, 
for Andrew Peter Soares, 71, who died 
March 20 at Kern VaUey Hospital 
Rev. Don Roulston officiated. 

Bom November 10, 1906, he was a 
native Califomlan who apent hia last 
seven years in the valley. 

He la survived by hia widow, Mild- 
red Soares, and his son, Andrew 
Charles Soares of Westminster. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Christa King 

Services were held in Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chapel Monday, March 21 
at 3 p.m. for Christa M. King, 70, who 
died March 18. Rev, Hugh Power, of 
the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella officiated. 

Mrs. King, born In Missouri, resided 
in Kern County 55 years. 

Survivors include the widower, 
George King of Wofford Heights; one 
son, William of Taft and two grand- 
children. Interment was in Hillcrest 
Memorial Park. 

Frank Palmer 

Services were held in Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chapel Monday, March' 21 
at 11 a.m. for Frank E. Palmer, 71, 
who died March 17. Rev. Hugh Power 
of the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella officiated. 

Mr. Palmer, bom in Texas, reai^^d 
in Kern County 22 years. He wa5 a 
member of the Chamber of Com- 
merce of Kern River VaUey, deputy 
registrar of Lake IsabeUa 15 yean, 
active In Rodeo Association of Lake 
Isabella and Demolay of Los Angeles. 

Survivors include the widow, 
Miriam, of Bakersfield; a son, James 
Clark of Napa; one daughter, Patricia 
McCown of San Leandro; his niece, 
Jorene Solomon of Upland; and four 
grandchildren. 

PaUbearers were Anton M. Oranich 
Jr.; Fred Dodds, Joseph Nemiah, 
William Joughin, Bill Conway and 
Jerry Thompson. Interment was in 
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Mar. 31, 1977 



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Willis Crotvder 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Mon- 
day, March 28, for Willis Earl Crow- 
der, 81, who died >'irtli 24, el Kcru 
Valley Hospital. Father Bruce Sdap- 
cer of Ridgecrcst otuciated and inter- 
ment followed at Kern Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

Born in Tennessee October 12, 1895, 
lie spent his last years In Lake 
Isabella and was a 48-year naember of 
Elks Lodge in Redondo Beach. 

He Is survived by his daughter, 
Ruth Martin, Bodfish; two brothers, 
Walter Crowder of Oklahoma, and 
Paul Crowder of Washington; three 
sisters, Lois Craney of Oklahoma, 
Ruth Adcock of Virginia, Annie Grant 
of Texas; and three grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Howard Collins, 
William Justice, Wilbur Branston, 
John KaUenbarger. Robert Hayden, 
and Ike Archer. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Howard Tizzard 

Memorial services were held for 
Howard C. Tizzard, 73, who died 
March 20 at Kern VaUey HospiUl. 
Father Fredrick Johnson of St. 
Peter's Episcopal Church, Kernville, 
officiated at the service along with 
members of Kern River Post No. 7665 
Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

He was born in 1904 in Rochester, 
New York, and came to California in 
1942 while he was In the U.S. Navy. He 
had made his home in the Lo* Angelea 
area before living hla last four years 
in Kernville. 

He Is survived by hla widow, 
Dorothy Tizzard, Kernville; his two 
step-sons, Jack O'Neill of Oakland, 
Edmund O'Neill of Fresno; and four 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements were made by the 
Neptune Society of San Pedro, with 
dissemination at sea following. 



Grade Grothe 

Services were held Friday, March 
25 at Ftrst Baptist Church of Lake 
IsabeUa for Grade D. Grothe, 77, who 
d^ed at Granada HlUs Community 
Hospital after a long Illness. Services 
were officiated by Rev. Dale Brown a 
long-time family friend. 

,«i!?i"*-,?''°^® *" ^^^ °n October 5, 
900 In Kewanee, Illinois and moved to 
Lake Isabella in July, 1972. 

She is survived by widower Paul' 
son Lee Grothe of Lake IsabeUa-' 
sister Margaret Lee and brother Paul 
DeCracne, both of Kewanee, Illinois: 
three grandchildren, and I great 
grandchild. " 

Internment was at Kern VaUey 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 

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Services were conducted at St. 
Margaret Mary Church In Lomita 
Saturday, April 9, for John L. CanMll, 
42, who died April S at Kern Valley 
Hospital. Interment foUowed at All 
Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. 

Bom August 13, 1934, in Minnesota, 
he last resided in Kernvllle. He 
assumed operation of Kern Komer 
Store, Kernvllle, last September from 
former owners and long time friends, 
Ben and Carol Bums. He was a 
member of St. Jude Parish In Wofford 
Heights and former member of St. 
Margaret Mary Church and Its Altar 
Society. He worked for Triad Indust- 
ries in Torrance before moving to 
Kernvllle. 

He is survived by his widow, Kath- 
leen (Tikey) Camell of Kernvllle; his 
son, Ken Camell of Torrance; his 
daughter, Pam Camell of Kernvllle; 
his mother, Marie Camell of Minne- 
sota; two brothers, Kenneth Camell of 
Colorado, Jacob Camell of Minnesota; 
and three sisters, Mary Lou Camell of 
Minnesota, Shirley Vitale of New 
Jersey, and Edna Mae Woodman of 
South Gate. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella, and A.M. Gamby Mort- 
uary, Lomlta. 



John Sullivan 

Services were conducted at Hill- 
crest Chapel, Bakersfield, Friday, 
April 8, for John Joseph Sullivan, 73, 
who died April 5 at Kern Valley 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

Bom In Fall River, Massachusetts, 
June 21, 1903, he resided In Weldon the 
past 20 years. He was a retired 
electrician with Edwards Air Force 
Base. 

He is survived by his widow, Viola 
L. Sullivan, Weldon; and his daugh- 
ter. Rose Robertson. Rosamond. 

Arrangements by Hlllcrest Memor- 
ial Park and Mortuary, Bakersfield. 

Ernest Heinsohn 

Direct cremation was performed 
for Ernest William Heinsohn, 80, who 
died April 6 at Kern Medical Center, 
Bakersfield. 

Bom in Texas, September 2, 1896, he 
was an eight-year resident of Kern 
County, spending 45 years in the state. 

He is survived by his widow, Willa 
Mae Heinsohn, Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



James H, Thien 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, 
Tuesday. April 12. for James Henry 
Thien, 73, who died April 7 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Rev. Mike Goodyear 
officiated and interment followed at 
Kem Valley Cemetery. 

Bom February 10, 1904, in Illinoia, he 
was a thirteen-year resident of Lake 
Isabella, spending sixty-eight years in 
the state. 

He is survived by his widow, Mild- 
red Thien, Uke Isabella; three sons, 
Joseph Thien of Indio, Robert Thien of 
Arkansas, Donald Thien of UPuente; 
two daughters, Charlotte Auxien of 
Downey, Ruth Block of Lake Havasu 
City, Arizona; his brother, Garland 
Thien. and sister, Margaret Plnney. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Earl Meachum 

Memorial service will be conducted 
tomorrow, April 29, 10 a.m. at Aaaem- 
bly of God Church, Wofford HaighU, 
for Earl Crawford Meachum. 81. who 
died April 2C at a Bakenfleld con- 
valescent home. Rev. Richard Harbi- 
son will officiate. Rev. Harbison also 
officiated at the interment at Pomona 
mausoleum Monday, April 25. 

Bom June 22, 1895, in BatesvUle, 
Arkansas, he is survived by his 
widow, Margaret Meachum, Lake 
Isabella; two brothers and one sister, 
all of Arkansas. 

In Ueu of flowers, memorial contri- 
butions may be made to American 
Cancer Society. 



William Timmons 

Services will be conducted today, 
April 28, at Bellevue Cemetery, Ontar- 
io, for William Melvin Timmons, 62, 
who died at Kern Valley Hospital 
April 25. 



Myrtle Burke 

Graveside services were conducted 
Thursday, AprU 21, at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Myrtle Lucille Burke, 
75. who died April 19 at Kern ValJey 
Hospital. Rev. Mike Goodyear offici- 
ated. 

Bom in Illinois October 20, 1901, she 
last resided in Kernville and was a 
former member of Methodist church 
in Long Beach. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Carroll Burke, Kernville; two sons, 
Richard Burke, Texas, and Harold 
Burke, California; her brother, Elmer 
Mold, Denver, Colorado; and two 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Robert Loeck 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery Saturday, 
April 23, for Robert Harold Loeck, 63, 
who died April 20, in Lake Isabella. 
Rev. Stephen Nagler officiated. 

Bom August 1, 1913, he last resided in 
Mt. Mesa. He was a member of 
American Legion in Ridgecrest, Dis- 
abled American Veterans and Vete- 
rans of Foreign Wars, Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his brother, 
Walter Loeck, Yucalpa; his nephew, 
Larry Loeck, Sylmar. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Barbara Bailey 

Graveside services will be held 
tomorrow, May 13, 2 p.m. at Kern 
Valley Cemetery for Barliara Bailey, 
63, who died May 9 in Mercy Hospital. 
Rev. Stephen Nagler will officiate. 

Born June 12, 1913 in New Mexico, 
she last resided in Kernville. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Harold E. Bailey; her brother, Ed- 
ward Jorgenson, Burbank; four 
sisters, Beth Pedersen of Kernville, 
Veda Harman, Arvilla Shaff, and 
Billie Kosnosky, all of Colorado. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



HAROLD BURKE 

Graveside services were conducted 
Friday, May 6, at Kern Valley Ceme- 
tery for Harold R. Burke, 47, who died 
at his Hollywood home May 2. 
Mike Goodyear officiated. 
Born in Long Beach, March 17 
he is survived by his father 
Burke, Kernville, and his brother 
Richard Burke, Texas. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 



Rev. 

1930, 
Carroll 



Dayton Duncan 

Services were conducted Tuesday, 
May 10, at Hillcrest Memorial Park 
and Mortuary, Bakersfield, for Day- 
ton L. Duncan, 73, who died May 7 at 
Hilltop Convalescent Hospital, Ba- 
kersfield. Rev. Kenneth G. Greg, 
North Presbyterian Church, offi- 
ciated. 

Born in Minnesota, he resided in 
Kernville the past three years. He is 
survived by liis brother, Walter G. 
Duncan, Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Memo- 
rial Park and Mortuary, 



Julia Poston 

Services were conducted Saturday, 
May 7, at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 
Whittier, for Julia Lea Poston, 57, who 
died at San Joaquin Hospital, Bakers- 
field, May 4. Rev. Norman Dalton 
officiated. 

Born in Oklahoma November 12, 
1919, she last resided in Lake Isabella. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Britt Poston, Lake Isabella; two 
brothers, Bill Motsenbacker, Lake 
Isabella, and John Motsenbacker, 
Georgia. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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May 19, 1977 

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Mae Leon 

Services were held in Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, I-ake Isabella, Mon- 
day, May 2, for Mae Prather Leon. 69, 
of Wofford Heights who died April 29 
at Kern Valley Hospital. Ceremony 
was conducted by a former reader of 
Christian Science Church in Wofford 
Heights, Lillien W. Collins. 

Born March 9, 1908, in Wyoming, 
she spent fifty years in California and 
fourteen in Kern County. She is 
survived by her widower, Raymond 
Leon. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Victor Trocld 

Services were held at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Mon- 
day, May 2, for Victor F. Trodd, 80, 
who died April 29. Rev. Kenneth Wells 
of West Park Baptist Church offi- 
ciated. 

Trodd was born in Indiana and 
resided in KernviUe 22 years. He was 
a superintendent at Hancock Oil 
Company for 35 years. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Juanita Trodd, KernviUe; his son, 
Victor Trodd, Huntington Beach; his 
daughter, Rose J. McMahn, Nevada; 
two brothers, Vernon and William 
Trodd, both of ColeviUe; two grand- 
children and two great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Memo- 
rial Park and Mortuary, Bakersfield. 

Mary Boggs 

Mary Boggs, 7G, Lake Isabella, died 
April 28. HillcTuit Murtuurv. 



Edith Callaway 

Services were held at the mauso- 
leum of Greenlawn Memorial Park in 
Bakersfield Thursday, May \2, for 
edith Ruth CaUaway, 93, who died 
May 9. Rev. D.V.C. Black of St. 
Mark's Methodist Church officiated 
and entombment followed. 

A native of Illinois, she resided in 
California 58 years and in Kern 
County 31 years. She was a member of 
St. Mark's Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her two grand- 
daughters, Betty James, KernvUle, 
and Donna Walpole, West Covlna; ten 
great-grandchildren, and 15 great- 
great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Michael Preston, 
Mark Preston, James James, Ray- 
mond Walpole, Karl Walpole, Clinton 
James. Honorary pallbearers were 
Floyd Helsley, Paul Arvidson, Mllo 
Graham, Peter Fonkert. 

Arrangements by Greenlawn Park 
and Mortuary. 

Walter Kerr 

Services were held at First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella Saturday, 
May 14, for Walter B. Kerr, 82, who 
died at Kern Valley Hospital May 11. 
Rev. Hugh Power officiated. Inter- 
ment followed at Hillcrest Memorial 
Park, Bakersfield. 

Born in Pennsylvania, he resided m 
Kern County 15 years and was trustee 
and deacon of First Baptist Church, 
Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his widow, Ethel, 
Lake Isabella; his son, Walter Perrin, 
Jr., Granada Hills; two grandsons, 
Robert Perrin, Tennessee, and Ron- 
ald Perrin, Oregon; and three great- 
grandchildren. 



Thomas Sterner 

Services will be held this afternoon, 

Thursday, May 19, 1 p.m., at Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, for 
Thomas Nathaniel Sterner, 70, who 
died at Kern Valley Hospital. 

Born December 4, 1906, in Neb- 
raska, he last resided in Onyx. He 
spent 5 years in Kern County and 14 
years in California. He was a former 
auto riiechaiiic. 

He is survived by his widow, Verna 
Sterner, Onyx; three sisters, Mar- 
garet Frazier, Joshua Tree, Ruth 
Herzog, Meridian, Bessie Hight, Colo- 
rado. 



James Stewart 

Services were held Tuesday, May 
17, at Dudley Mortuary Chapel, Vic- 
torville, for James F. Stewart, 86, who 
died May 11 at St. Mary's Hospital, 
Apple Valley. Rev. 0. William Hanson 
officiated. 

Born in Pontiae, Illinois, February 
28, 1891, he was a retired engineer 
with Richfield Oil Company and lived 
in KernviUe 15 years 

He is survived by his sister-in-law, 
Minnie Stewart; nieces, Louise L. Cox 
William A. Hasler; great nieces, 
Susan Louise Liserani and Janet 
Carol Hasler; and sister, Louise Stew- 
art 

Arrangements by Dudley Mortuary, 
Vlctorville. 



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June 2, 1977 

OBITUARY 



EVA JULIAN 

Services will be held Friday, May 
27, at Rose Hills Cemetery, Oklahoma 
City, for Eva Mae Julian, 62, who died 
May 21 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Born in Missouri June 18, 191A, she 
resided in Kern County the past ten 
years, spending twenty years in 
California . 

She is survived by her husband, 
Chesley Ernest Julain, Onyx. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Edna Roussin 

Funeral services for Edna Florence 
Roussin, 86, who died May 28 at Palm 
Crest Convalescent Home, Long 
Beach, were held at St. Jude's Catho- 
lic Church, Wofford Heights, with 
rosary recitation Wednesday, June 1, 
7 p.m. and Requiem Mass today, June 
2, 9 a.m., after which interment will 
follow at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Edna Roussin was the wife of the 
late Cecil "Gus" Roussin. They were 
early residents of Mountain Mesa. She 
is survived by cousins, Virginia Out- 
hier, Irvine, and Martha Jo More- 
house, Glendale, as well as distant 
cousins in England. 

Arrangements by Brothers Mor- 
tuary, Long Beach. 

Minnie Gray 

Services will be held at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, to- 
day, June 2, 10 a.m., for Minnie Ola 
Gray, 95, who died May 27 in Bakers- 
field. Interment will follow at Kern 
Valley Cemetery. 

She was born in Texas June 20, 1880, 
and resided in California the past sbc 
years. She was at Colonial Convales- 
cent Hospital. Bakersfleld at the time 
of death. 

She is survived by four sons, Al 
Gray and Bill Gray, both of Bakers- 
field, Glen Gray and Napa, and 
Woodie Gray of Oklahoma City, Okla- 
homa. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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June 9, 1977 

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Carl Payne 



Services will be held this morning, 
June 9, at 11 a.m. at Hlllcrest 
Mortuary Chapel, Bakersfield, for 
Carl L. Payne, 66, who died June 5, at 
Kern Valley Hospital. Rev. Robert 
Sanford will officiate. Intombment 
will follow at HiUcrest Memorial 
Park. 

Born in Demoines, Iowa, July 19, 
1910, he resided in the county 48 years. 
He was a member of Kern River 
Valley Mountain Airs. 

He is survived by his widow, Pat- 
ricia Payne, Lake Isabella; his son, 
Carl G. Payne, Las Vegas; step-son, 
Raymond Hill, Canada; four daught- 
ers, Ramona Kruger, Barbara Fergu- 
son, Caroline Smith, all of Bakers- 
field, Norma Pavy of Las Vegas; step 
daughter, Vickie Ann Brown, Bakers- 
field; a brother, Ernest Payne, Iowa; 
his sister, Theo Matson, Oklahoma; 20 
grandchildren and 21 great-grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Meroor- 

lal I'Hll ,i;i.' .M.MLiiaiv. 



WilliRm Ketchum 

Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Tuesday, June 
7, for WllUam F. Ketchum. 74, Uke 
Isabella, who died in Bakersfield June 
5. Pastor Dan Orbin of Bakerafleld 
officiated. 

He was a member of local Moose 
Lodge and Local Union 12. He was 
bom in Arkansas December 19, 1902. 

He is survived by his daughter, Pat 
Brown, Lake Isabella; step son, Ken- 
neth Kane, Lancaster; four grand- 
children, and four great grandchild- 
ren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Irene Kirk ham 

Services will be conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Fri- 
day, June 10, 10 a.m., for Irene 
Christene Klrkham, 47, who died June 
6 In Bakersfield. Interment will follow 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born in Oklahoma July 10, 1929, she 
lived In the valley the past seven 
years. In lieu of flowers, the family 
has requested that memorials be 
made to local cancer society. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Dwayne Klrkham, Lake Isabella; two 
sons, Gary Kirkham of Bakersfield 
and Barry Kirkham of Lake Isabella; 
her daughter, Diane Burgess, Hunt- 
ington Beach; two sisters, Glenna 
Rich of Roland Heights and Mary 
Starrett of Anaheim; her mother, 
Clerrissa Beck, Missouri; and two 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Minnie Gray 

Services were held at Valley Mortu- 
ary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Thursday, 
June 2, for Minnie Ola Gray, 96, who 
died May 27. Rev. B. M. Calhoon 
officiated and interment followed at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born in Texas June 20, 1880, she last 
resided on Hungry Gulch Road, Lake 
Isabella. She lived in Kern County and 
the state 6 years. 

She is survived by four sons, Al 

Gray, and Bill Gray, of Lake Isabella, 

Glenn Gray, .Napa and Woodrow 

Gray f. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

ArranKements by Valley Mortuary. 



Leslie Guthrie 

Kern VaUey Masonic Lodge No. 827 
officiated graveside services at Kern 
VaUey Cemetary, Monday, June 6, for 
Leslie Clair Guthrie, 74, who died 
June 1. A native of California, he was 
born May 20, 1903. 

He is survived by his widow, Marie 
L. Guthrie, Mt. Mesa; his son, Leslie 
Guthrie, Jr. of Orlando Beach; his 
daughter, Dorothy Dailey of Austin, 
Texas; two sisters, Margarete Bluett, 
Los Angeles, and Catherine Branles, 
Los Angeles; seven grandchildren 
and 1 great-grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Lula Scott 

Lula Ellen Scott, wife of Leland D. 
Scott of Kernville, passed away in 
Rome, Italy, while on a tour of the 
Holy Land. Family also includes four 
daughters, lone Morgan, Taft; Pat- 
ricia Kearns, Bodfish; Martha Fer- 
nando and Doris Hickej;, Delano; 
eighteen grandchildren, six great '■ 
grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at 
Hillcrest Mortuary, Bakersfield, Fri- 
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Edward Hill 

Funeral services for G. Edward 
Hill, 67, who died Monday evening, 
May 30, In Cottonwood, Arliona, were 
conducted Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 
a.m. (n the Church of the Hllla, Forest 
Lawn. Hollywood Hills, with Rev. 
Mike Goodyear, . Kernvllle United 
Methodist Church officiating. Inter- 
ment followed at Forest Lawn, Holly- 
wood Hills. 

Hill was born in Decatur, Macon 
County, Illinois, June 10, 1909. He was 
raised and educated there. In 1937 he 
moved to California, where he worked 
In administration for Lockheed Air- 
craft Corporation, retiring after 32 
years, May 30, 1970. After living 
several years in Wofford Heights, he 
has resided the past' year In West 
Sedona, Arizona. 

He was a member of the Kern River 
Valley Masonic Lodge No. 827 F L 
AM, Kern River Valley Chapter No. 
643 O.E.S., Lockheed Management 
Club, and the Kernvllle United 
Methodist Church. 

Survivors Include his widow, H. 
Hope Hill, Sedona; two daughters, 
Janice Mears, San Jose, and Carol 
Mahakalan, Glendale; one grand- 
daughter; two sisters, Nancy Banta, 
Los Angeles, and Anna Pearl Brlnt- 
Unger, Decatur, Illinois; one brother, 
Robert W. Hill, Decatur, Illinois. 

Elsie Wild man 



Vernie Wilson Harry Worline 



Graveside service was held Tues- 
day, June U In Hillcrest Memorial 
Park for Vernie Wayne Wilson, 49, 
Three Rivers, who died June 11 In a 
Freno hospital. Dr. Thomas Toler 
officiated. 

Wilson, a native of Missouri, lived In 
California 40 years. He was employed 
by the Southern California Edison 
Company 26 years as a maintenance 
engineer. He was an Army veteran of 
World War II and a memiber of 
Electricians Union, Local 47. 

Survivors Include the widow, Enid; 
son, Danny Lee of Kernvllle; 4 
daughters, Vlcke Ray and Brenda 
Vega of Lake Isabella, Terry Gann of 
Lancaster and Vlnnle Reed of Or- 
chards, Wash.; 4 brothers, Clarence 
of Bakersfield, George of Wofford 
Heights, Ernest of Fresno and Ralph 
of New York; 3 sisters, Ruby Glass of 
Watts Valley, Eula Lucky of Pinedale 
and Velma Vance of Fresno and 3 
grandchildren. Memorials may be 
made to the Americar. Cancer So- 
ciety. Doughly-Calhouii-O'Meara. 



Services will be held at Greenlawn 

Mortuary Chapel, Baker and Pano- 
rama, Bakersfield, Friday, June 24, at 
10 a.m. for Harry WorUne, who died 
Tuesday, June 21 in Bakersfield. Kern 
River Valley Lodge No. 827 FiAM 
will officiate both chapel and grave- 
side services. 

Pallbearers will be John Russell, Al 
Louslalol, Norm Hylton, Ken Hed, 
Lou Deadrich, and Clint James. 

Helen Langdon 

Services were held Monday, June 20 
al 2 p.m. in the chapel of Doughty- 
Calhoun-O'Me'ara Mortuary for Helen 
R. Langdon, 86, Lake Isabella, who 
died June 16. Elder Owen P. Jones of 
the Central Seventh-day Adventlst 
Church officiated. Private interment 
followed Tuesday in Woodlawn Ceme- 
tery in Santa Monica. 

A native of Winona, N.J., Mrs. 
Langdon had resided in California 60 
years and at Lake Isabella 10 years. 

Survivors include a nephew, Lloyd 
McDowell of Fresno; and 2 nieces, 
Edna Carlisle of Leesburg, N.J., and 
Gayle Graham of Oakdale. 



Services will be conducted Satur- 
day, June 18, 11:30 a.m. at Pierce 
Brothers Little Country Chapel, 10621 
Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, 
for Elsie M. Wildman, 75, who died at 
Riverside Hospital in North Holly- 
wood June 13. Interment will follow at 
Valhalla Memorial Park, North Holly 
wood. 

Born in Los Angeles In 1902, she 
spent her life in California, with ten 
years in Wofford Heights. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Ralph W. Wildman, Wofford Heights; 
her daughter, June Moore, of North- 
ridge; two sisters, Kate Sedlacek, of 
Covina and Alice Murphy of Oracle, 
Arizona; two grandsons, Bob Moore of 
Seal Beach and Bill Moore of North- 
ridge; two great - grandsons, Bobby 
and .Michael Moore, both of Seal 
Beach. 

Arrangements by Pierce Brothers 
Mortuary. 



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June 30, 1977 

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Thursday 
July 7, 1977 

OBITUARY 

ROBERT ROY LITTLE 



Lorne Callahan 

Memorial services were held yes- 
terday, June 29, at Jehova Witness 
Kingdom Hall, Lake Isabella, for 
Lorne Milton Callahan, 69, who died at 
Kern VaUey Hospital June 24. Crema- 
tion has been conducted. Interment 
followed at Kern ValJey Cemetery. 

Born October 19, 1907, he lived in 
Kern County 15 years and was a 
native of California. 

He i.s survived by his widow, 
Uorulhy Lallahan, Ml .\U'ba; his son 
George Emmette Callahan, Rldge- 
crest; three daughters, Lorna Elaine 
Carnignani of Bakersfield, Cindy Sue 
Callahan of Mt, Mesa, Sharon Lee 
Montgomery of Palmdale; four bro- 
thers, George Callahan, Kenneth 
Callahan, Jack Callahan, all of Santa 
Barbara, and Robert Callahan, Ba- 
kersfield; three sisters, Anna Ruth 
Hooker, Marguerite Allen, and 
Marion Blake, all of Santa Barbara; 
and seven grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



William Reese 

Cremation was conducted for Wil- 
liam Clarence Reese, 62, who died at 
Kern Valley Hospital June 23. He was 
a native Californian, residing in Kern- 
ville for the past year. He was born 
April 2; 1915. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Katherine Reese of Kernviile; step- 
daughter, Marian Pratt, New Or- 
leans, Louisiana; step-son, Joseph R. 
Morris, Newport Beach; two bro- 
thers, Neil Reese, Oceanslde, and 
Robin Reese, Newport Beach; and his 
mother. Bertha Reese, Oceanslde. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Services will be conducted at Four- 
square Church, Wofford Heights, 
Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m. for Robert 
Roy Little, 68, who died July 5 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. Rev. Fred 
Warren and Oddfellows will officiate 
and inleiiuent will fullow at Kern 
Valley Cemetery. 

He wfls horn June 12, 1909 in 
Christie, Uklahoma, and juiiied Inde- 
pendent Order of Oddfellows in 1939, 
No. 482 in South Gate and Rebekah 
Lodge No. 399, Southgate. He was 
District Grand Master for two terms; 
District Deputy Grand Patriarch; 
retired Captain Canton, San Pedro 
No. 14; Past Grand Guardian of 
Grand Lodge, Southeast encampment 
No. 124, San Pedro Canton No. 14 and 
A.M.O.S. Comus No. 216. He was past 
District Deputy in Los Angeles County 
lOOF; associate member of Kernviile 
Lodge No. 251; associate member of 
Kernviile Rebekah Lodge No. 365 ; and 
receivedGrnjLDecQration of Chivalry 
of lOOF in 1971. 

He Is survived by his widow, Fran- 
ces, Bodfish; his son, Ronald, Colo- 
rado; two step-sons, Tom Lyons of 
Bakersfield, Tim Lyons of Amarillo, 
Texa;.; two daughters, Caroline Hoi- 
brook. Cottage Grove, Oregon, and 
Kay Andrews, Bellflower; two step- 
daughters, Virginia Nichols, Concord, 
and Ixjis Anne Davis, Lafayette; two 
brothers, Ralph Chote, Honolulu, 
Hawaii, Ray Chote, Arizona; two 
sisters, Mildred Nail. Norwalk, Mabel 
Clark, Grass Valley; his mother, Ida 
Chote, Saratoga; 19 grandchildren; 1 
great-grandchild. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
July 14, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 14, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Genevieve Gentzsch 



Private cremation was conducted 
for Genevieve Marion Gentzsch, 55, 
who died at Kern Valley Hospital July 
11. She was born in New York, 
January 17, 1922, and lived in the 
valley two years. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Gustav Gentzsch, Wofford Heights, 
two sons, Charles Edward Gentzsch, 
Redondo Beach, and Gustav Gen- 
tzsch, Torrance; her daughter, Joan 
Puis, Redondo Beach; and one grand- 
child. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Sterling Robinson 

Services were held at 2 p.m., 
Tuesday, July 5 in Doughty-Calhoun- 
O'Meara Mortuary for Sterling Sidney 
Robinson, 74, Bakersfield, who died 
July 2 in Lake Isabella. Rev. Fred 
Reichert officiated. 

Robinson was a native of Cheyenne, 
Oklahoma, and had lived In Kem 
County 60 years. He was last em- 
ployed as a mechanic for Oakley and 
Riley Horn SawmUl. He was a vet«r«n 
of the U.S. Army and a member of 
Bakersfield American Legion Post 26. 

Survivors Include 2 brothers, Am- 
brose B. of Anaheim and Fred D. of 
Lake Isabella. 



Michelle Reeder 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery for Michelle 
Lynn Reeder, infant daughter of 
Richard and Althia Reeder, Squtrrel 
Valley, Wednesday, July 13. President 
Bill Farley, Church of Latter Day 
Saints, officiated. She was born at 
Westlake Village Community Hospi- 
tal, Westlake, July 7 and died July 8. 

She is survived by her parents, her 
sister, Jennifer, Ann, grandparents, 
Robert and Margaret Reeder, Joshua 
Tree, and Nick and Fern Kekas, 
Newbury Park. 

Arrangements by Valey Mortuary. 

Robert Beene 



Graveside services were held Fri- 
day, July 8 in the Kern Valley District 
Cemetery at Wofford Heights for 
Robert Theodore Beene, 32, 718 Eye 
Street, Bakersfield, who died July 8 in 
a Bakersfield hospital. Tom Mc- 
Kinney, administrator for the Kern 
Valley DeMolay officiated. 

Beene was a native of San Bernar- 
dino and had lived in Kern County all 
his life. He was a self-employed watch 
maker and jeweler, and owned and 
operated Trinkets Inc. He was a 
graduate of Burroughs High, Rldge- 
crest, in the class of 1961. He was a 
member of the DeMolays of Ridge- 
crest. 

Survivors include his father, The> 
dore E. Beeno of Ridgecrest; mother, 
Esther Lynn Hood, Ridgecrest; two 
daughters, Ten Lynn, Ridgecrest and 
Deanna Beene, Germany; a brother, 
Michael L. Beene, Sunny Valley, 
Oregon; and his grandmother, 
Thekna Mae Beene. 

Miah Funeral Home. OUdale. 



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July 21, 1977 

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Thursday 

July 21, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Lloyd Lewis 

Graveside services were conducted 
Monday, July 18, at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Lloyd George Lewis, 68, 
who died July 15 at his home in 
Bodflsh. 

Bom in Porterville June 29, 1909, he 
was a truck driver for a petroleum 
company for 20 years. He lived in 
Kern County 40 years and was a 
native of California. 

He is survived by his widow, Elcean 
Lewis, Bodfish; his step-son, Thomas 
Wilson, Bakersfield; 3 daughters, 
Wanda Scott, Bakersfield; Judl Bow- 
ling, La Paloma, Sandy Lewis, Cali- 
fornia; 2 step-daughters, Alice Donell, 
Bakersfield; Gale Blair, Oklahoma; 
his sister, Dorothy Hernandea, Por- 
terville; 10 grandchildren and 4 
nieces. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Harold Statton 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern VaUey Cemetery Saturday, 
July 14, 11 a.m., for Harold Joseph 
Statton, 69, who died July 12 at Kern 
VaUey Hospital. Pastor Max Brown, 
Foursquare Church of Panama City 
officiated. 

Bom in Oklahoma July 19, 1907, he 
worked for Lockheed 39 years and 
resided 4 years in Kern County, with 
36 years in California. 

He is survived by his widow, Jean 
Statton, Wofford Heights; his son, 
Walter Statton, Carson City, Nevada; 
2 step-sons, Paul Brown, Van Nuys, 
Steven Brown, Minnesota; a step- 
daughter, Becky Lawson, Van Nuys; 3 
sisters, Laura Elmore, Oklahoma, 
Ester Taylor, Oklahoma, Alice Stat- 
ton, Washington, D.C.; 11 grand- 
children and 8 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Myrtle Wray Jack Strom 



Services were conducted Wednes- 
day, July 20, at First Baptist Church, 
Lake Isabella, for Myrtle Blanch 
Wray, 78, who died July 16 at Kem 
VaUey Hospital. Rev. Hugh Power 
and Rev. Don Thomason officiated. 
Interment followed at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Bom in Illinois November 1, 1898, 
she is survived by her widower, 
Charles A. Wray, Lake IsabeUa; 2 
sons, Charles E. Wray, El Cajon, 
OrvUle W. Wray, Lubbock, Texas; 2 
daughters, Janis McCord, Dinuba, 
Janet Thomson, Thousand Oaks; her 
sister, Rossia Boothe, Fruitland, 
Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 6 
great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 

Francis Brizendine 

Services were conducted at Caruth 
Funeral Chapel, Hot Springs. Ar- 
kansas, Wednesdfv, July 20, for 
Francis Wi iam Bilzendine, 63, who 
died July 18. He wa*; a retl-ed dep ity 
sheriff and a ^utherpn. He was bom in 
Burlington, Iowa. 

He is survived by his widow, Jessie 
Brizen 'ine; , sons, Don and Rex 
Brizen ne, aJ of H t Springs, Ar- 
kansaf 2 brothers Harold an! 
Charle; Brizendine, lalitornia; 7 
grandcl. Idren and 2 ^reat - grand- 
children 

Arrangements by Caruth Funeral 
Home, Arkansas. 



Services were conducted at VaUey 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake IsabeUa, 
Tuesday, July 19, for Jack Thomas 
Strom, 19, who died in Lake IsabeUa 
July 14. Rev. Hugh Power officiated. 

Bom in Los Angeles February 28, 
1958, he was a supervisor at Starr 
DriUing, Lake Isabella. 

He Is survived by his mother, 
Barbara Richardson, Burbank; his 
father, Frederick T. Strom; 2 bro- 
thers, Steven Strom, Paso Robles, 
Paul Strom, Ventura; his grand- 
parents, Fred and Lee Strom, Seal 
Beach; grandmother, Esther Llnds- 
ley, Glendale; great - grandmother, 
Mary Rogers, Lake Isabella; his aunt 
and uncle, Irene and BiU Singleton, 
Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
July 28, 1977 



Thursday 
July 28, 1977 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Sherman Adcox 



Services were conducted at West- 
noinster Memorial Park Chapel yes- 
terday, July 27, 3 p.m. for Sherman E. 
Adcox, 41, who died in Huntington 
Beach July 23. Entombment followed 
in Westminster Memorial Park. 

Born August 26, 1935, in Illinois, he 
is survived by his widow, Florence; 
his son, Robert; his daughter, Stacy; 
his sister, Aline Carney; and his 
mother, Pauline Williams, Lake Isa- 
bella. 

Arrangements by Westminster Me- 
morial Park and Mortuary. 

Ralph Johonnoty Sr. 

Private services will be conducted 
for Ralph Helm Johonnot, Sr., 59, who 
died at Mono General Hospital in 
Bridgeport during a camping trip 
Sunday, July 24. Cremation will b« 
conducted following the service and 
his ashes will be scattered over Kern 
Plateau. 

Jie was a native of California, bom 
in Pasadena October 3, 1917. He was 
executive director and past president 
of California State Electronics Asso- 
ciation before moving to the valley 
and a member of Wofford Heights 
Improvement Group and on board of 
directors of Oak Knoll Mutual Water 
Company. 

The Johonnots have been perma- 
nent residents of the valley for the 
past six years, but were legal resi- 
dents and voted in Kern County 
elections three years prior to that 
time. 

He is survived by his widow, Angela 
G. Johonnot of Wofford Heights; his 
son, Ralph Helm Johonnot, Jr., Lake 
Isabella; and his daughter, Kathleen 
Schwemer, Edwards. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Harold Haley 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Mon- 
day, July 25, for Harold David Haley, 
69, who died July 22 at Kem Valley 
Hospital. Members of Elks Lodge, 
Wofford Heights, officiated. Crema- 
tion will be conducted and interment 
will follow at Kern Valley Cem. 

Born February 25, 1908, in Kansas 
City, Kansas, he was a member of 
Elks Lodge and local CB club. He 
lived in California 35 years, S of those 
in Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his widow, Row- 
ena Fay Haley, Lake Isabella; his 
sister, Mrs. Hal Young, Glendale; and 
nephew, Hal Young, Jr., Manhattan 
Beach. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Dallas Hardcastle 



Services were conducted at Hillside 
Chapel of Rose HUls, Whittler, July 22, 
for Dallas Hardcastle, 74, who died 
July 15 at Kern VaUey HospiUl. 
Interment followed at Rose Hills 
Memorial Park. 

Bom in Texas April 15, 1903, he lived 
in California 50 years, 12 of those In 
Wofford Heights. 

He Is survived by his widow, Gladys 
Hardcastle, Wofford Heights; four 
sons, Norman Handcastle, Upland, 
Eugene Hardcastle, St. Louis, Mis- 
ouri, Dennis Hardcastle, Palmdale, 
Douglas Hardcastle, Pomona; three 
brothers, Samuel Hardcastle, St. 
Louis, Missouri, Dewey Hardcastle, 
Taft, Otis Hardcastle, La Puente; two 
sisters, Helen Nelson, Blythe, Mae 
Horn, Oregon; and nine grandchild- 
ren. 

Arrangements by Rose Hills Mort- 
uary, 



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Aug. 4, 1977 



Thursday 
Aug. 4, 1977 



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OBITUARY 



Daniel Doted 

Daniel J. Uowd, 45, died July 26 at 
Marine Hospital in Twenty - Nine 
Palms. He is survived by his widow, 
Joan Dowd, Lake Isabella; his daugh- 
ter, Jennifer Dowd, Van Nuys; and 
four sons, Steven Dowd of Colorado 
Springs, Eric Dowd of Phoenix, Ari- 
zona, Sean and Kevin Dowd of Lake 
Isabella. 

Arrangements by Wiefels Mort- 
iiaiy, Twenty-Nine Palms. 

Winifred Downey 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery Monday, 
August 1, for Winifred Irene Downey, 
56, who ditd July 2V at Ridgecrest 
Community Hospital. Pastor Hugh 
Power officiated and Women of the 
Moose took part in the service. 

Born in Big Beaver, Michigan, 
October 14, 1920, she was a 1938 
graduate of Traverse City High 
School, Michigan. She married 
Ensign Curtis L. "Tex" Downey 
November 15, 1942 and lived In 
California five years on two tours of 
duty and another five years after 
Commander Downey's retirement. 
.She moved to the valley in 1964, 
S"ttiing on CireenhorM Mountain in 

l''iD. 

She is survived by her 
widower, "Tex" Downey, GrceLhorn; 
her step-son and daughter-in-law, 
Patrick and .Marlene Downey of 
Huntington Beach; her brother, Jesse 
1-. Clelaiid of Traverse City, 
Michigan; two aunts and a nephew in 
Michigan; a nephew in Wisconsin; 
and five grnndchildien. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Oakley Horn 

Graveside services will be held in 
HiUcrest Memorial Park Tuesday at 
10:30 a.m. for Oakley R. Horn, 68, who 
died July 28. Rev. Wendell Ensor, 
Trinity United Methodist Church, will 
officiate. 

Horn, bom in Richmond, Oregon, 
had resided in Kern County 67 years. 

Survivors Include the widow, Edna 
of Lake Isabella; and 2 sisters, 
Marjorie McCoy of Bakersfield and 
Frances Sceales of Hillsborough. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Delton 
Parsley, John V, Poisett, John E. 
Hunt, Sidney Danemann, Fred 
Schrler, Fred Dodds, Homer Meyer. 
Donations may be made to the Cancer 
or Heart funds. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Mort- 
uary. 

Harold Porter 

Harold Daniel Porter, 70, died July 
31 at Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 
Direct cremation was conducted and 
no service was held. 

Born in Afton, Iowa, July 20, 1907, he 
was a self-employed electrical con- 
tractor who lived in Kern County 2 
years and in California fifty years. 

He is survived by two daughters, 
Evelyn Miller of Squirrel Valley and 
Marsha Anne Howard of Seattle, 
Wa.shington; two brothers, Clarence 
and Leonard Porter, both of Ames, 
Iowa; three sisters, Ruth Dillenberg 
of Afton, Iowa, Nellie Safford of 
Creston, Iowa, Edith Petty of 
Sarasota, Florida; six grandchildren 
and one great-grand-daughter. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Aug. 11, 1977 



Thursday 

Aug. 18, 1977 



Thursday 

Aug. 18, 1977 



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OBITUARY 



Thomas Lee Josephine Holgate Joseph Whitson 



Thomas Jay Lee, 71, died August 1 
in Bodfish. Cremation has been 
conducted and ashes will be scattered 
at sea. 

He was born in Texas, December 20, 
1905, and was a 3()-year military 
vetern. He spent the past 10 years in 
Bodfish and 20 years in California. 

He is survived by his nephew, 
Bryant Lee of Fort Worth, Texas, and 
his niece, Dons Ebark of Noble, 
1/Ouisiana. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Bernice Frey 

Services will be held tomorrow, 
August 12, at Rose Hills Memorial 
Chapel in Whittier for Bernice Ruth 
Frey, 63, who died August 8 in Areata. 
Interment will follow at Rose Hllla 
Cemetery. 

Born in Kansas December 22, 1913, 
she spent about ten years as a resident 
of Lake Isabella and lived In the state 
for forty years. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Cletus Frey, of Lake Isabella; her 
daughter. La Quinn Julius, Cerritos; 
her sister in Kansas and three grand- 
daughters. 

Arrangements by Rose Hills 
Memorial Park and Mortuary. 

Paul Medland 

Funeral Mass for Paul A. Medland, 
63, who died July 30 In Boswell 
Memorial Hospital, Sun City, Arizona, 
was conducted August 5 in St. Qement 
of Rome Catholic Church, Burial was 
held In Sunland-Mcmorial Park. 

Mr. Medland was bom in Logans- 
port, Indiana, and moved to Sun City 
from Arlington, Texas. He worked for 
42 years as flight administrator (or 
American Airlines In Dallas - Fort 
Worth, retiring this year. 

He was a graduate of the University 
of Detroit and a member of St. 
Clement's church and the church 
men's club and Knights of Columbua. 

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; 
two sons, Michael of Madison, Wiscon- 
sin, and Brian of KernvlUe; two 
daughters Denlse of Arlington, Texaa, 
and Sister Mary Paul (Carol) of 
Dayton; two brothers and a sister out 
of state, and four grand-children. 

Arrangements by Lundberg Mort- 



Services will be held Monday at 2 
p.m. in the KernviUe Methodist 
Church for Josephine Weldon Holgat «f. 
70, 1109 Monterey St., Apt. A, who di. 
August 12 in Bakersfield. Rev. Do 
Ralston will officiate and interment 
will follow in Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 

The deceased was born in Kelso 
Valley and had resided in Kern 
County all her life. The town of 
Weldon was named after her father, 

.latin Wclflni, 

Survivors incluUe two suns, Walter 
Manning of Weldon and Leonard 
Harming of Kernville; one daughter, 
Dorothy Felix of Dallas, Texas; eight 
sisters, Luella Heinzer of Bakersfield, 
Kena Hitchcock of Oildale, Marie 
Battaglia of Napa, Dora .Manuel of 
Weldon, Lila, Mable, Lena, and Olie 
Weldon all of Bakersfield; two broth- 
ers. Ray Weldon of Auburn, Sidney 
Weldon of Onyx; stepson, Frank 
Holgate of Granada Hills; stepdaught- 
er, Sharon Roberson of Los Angeles; 
and 22 grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Barney Burle- 
son, Melford Hearn, .Manning Ven- 
able, Billie Robinson, Robert Walker, 
and Franklin Lewis. Honorary bear- 
ers will be Charles Manning, John 
Robinson, Gus Suhre, Bill Bentham, 

Jim Scobie, John Burlando, and Rob- 
ert Newcomb. 

Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mort- 
uary is in charge of funeral arrange- 
ments. 



Services were held Wednesday Aug- 
ust 17 at Woods Mortuary, Glendale, 
for Joseph William Whitson, 74, Lake 
Isabella, who died August 6. Burial 
followed In the San Fernando Mission 
Cemetery. 

Whitson was a native of Sedalia, 
Missouri and lived in Lake Isabella 
for over 10 years. He was a Veteran of 
WWII and was a self-employed cob- 
bler man for 51 years. 

He is survived by 2 brothers, 
Charles and Paul both of Lake Isa- 
bella; and 2 sisters, Loretta Whitson of 
Lake Isabella and Barbara Rizzo of 
Alhambra 



John Thomas 

Services for John Thomas, 76, of 
2204 Commercial Street, Lake Isa- 
bella, will be held today, Thursday. 
August 18, 1977, at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Mr. Thomas died .Monday in Bak- 
ersfield. 

He was born in Kansas on May 28, 
1901 and was a resident of Kern 
County for over 40 years. He is a 
World War I veteran. 

Survivors include his widow Flor- 
ence of the Lake Isabella address, a 
daughter Helen in Medford, Oregon, 
two grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 

Services arranged by Valley Mort- 
uary. 



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Isabel O'Keefe 

Services were held at St. Jude's 
Catholic Church in Wofford Heights 
Tuesday. August 23, 9 a.m. for Isabel 
Mary O'Keefe, 84, who died in Bakers- 
field August 19. Interment followed at 
Kern Valley Cemetery and Father 
Mark Reiincr officiated. 

Born in Kentucky Octuber 21, 1892, 
she is sui vived by hci v\idower, 
Gordan O'Keefe; and two sisters, Nell 
Oslage of Indiana and Willoghby 
llousei of Lake Isabella. Stic lived in 
Kern County 10 years, with 35 years in 
the state. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Charles DeLong 

Charles Claience UcLong, 55, o( 
I-ake Isabella died August 16. No 
service is scheduled, cremation will 
be conducted. 

Born July 30, 1922 in Oklahoma, he 
lived in California 30 years, 4 of those 
in Kern County. He was a truck driver 
with Lloyd Byron Steel Company foi 
25 years. He is survived by his widow , 
Vivian DeLong of Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Florence Mallery 



Services wuie lield al Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel, l.ake Isabella. Monday, 
August 22, 10 a.m., for Florence 
Mallery 96, who died August 19. Rev. 
Fred Warren officiated and Interment" 
was conducli-d later in the day at 
Inglcwood Cemetery, 

Born in Missouri December 22, 1880, 
she is survived by her sister, Ruby 
Pleimling of 1-ake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuao'- 



John Kroger 

Services were held l-riday, August 
26, 1 p.m. at Valley Mortuary in Lake 
Isabella for John Elmer Kroger, 60, 
who died August 24 al Kern Valley 
Hospital, Ml. Mesa. LIks Lodge No. 
2358 officiated the service and inter- 
ment followed at Kern Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

Bom in Lennox, South Dakota, he 
last resided in Kernville. He was a 
franchised Arco service station opera- 
tor and a member of Elks Lodge. He 
lived in the state 40 years, 13 of those 
in Kern County. 

He Is survived by his widow, Leona 
Korger of Kernville; his son, Roy 
Kroger of Norco; his brother, Lester 
Kroger of Lennox, South Dakota; and 
three sisters, Anne Loney of Las 
Vegas, Nevada; Tena Ytterness of 
Breesford, South Dakota; Leona 
Neman of Parker, South Dakota. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Fred Whitley 

Services were held in Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chapel August 27, for Fred- 
rick R. Whitley, 80, who died August 
25. Rev. Nebian Gunstream from the 
Church of Nazarene officiated. 

Whitley, born \n Putnam, Texas, 
had resided in Kern County three 
years. 

Survivors include the widow, Willie 
Ruth of Lake Isabella ; 2 brothers, Jim 
of Texas and Allen of Pasadena, and 3 
sisters; Quay, Loraine and Mildred, 
all of Pasadena. 

Pallbearers will be Haskell Boyd, 
Hubert Merrill, George Grouse, Bill 
Singleton, Elton Shrode and Jim 
Whitley. Honorary pallbearers will be 
Jim Wyly, Lanny Borthiek, Bob 
Shrode, Oren Ice, Jim Raley, Ehme 
Thorell and John Townsend. 



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Sept. 8, 1977 

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KERN VALLEY SUI 

Thursday 
Sept 15, 1977 

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Thursday 

Sept. 15, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Margaret Townsend Tyrone Sullins Gladys Render 



Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Friday, 
September 2, 2 p.m. for Margaret 
Marie Townsend, 58, of Lake Isabella. 
Pastor Stephen Nagler officiated and 
interment followed at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Born in Arizona December 26, 1918, 
she was a housewife who Uved in Kern 
County 10 years and in California 30 
years. 

She is survived by her widower, 
David Townsend; two sons, David 
Townsend of Norwalk and Edward 
Kissel; two daughters, Diane Muns of 
Hollywood and Shirley Waterbury of 
Michigan; and a brother, Wayne 
Juddleston, Curden Grove. 

Arrangeintnts by Valley Mortuary. 



Services were held yesterday, Sept- 
ember 14, at Union Cemetery in 
Bakersfield for Tyrone Sullins, 10, 
who died at his home in Kernville 
September 10. Mr. Melvin Hedrick 
officiated the service. 

He was a student at Kernville 
Elementary School and is survived by 
his mother, Vana Julian of Kernville, 
and his father, Richard Sullins. 

Arrangements by Greenlawn 
Memorial Park and Mortuary, 
Bakersfield. 

Harry Summers 



Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel Monday, September 12, 
Hi 2 p.m foi Hairy Lee Suiimiers, 69, 
who died Scplembei' 7 in Englewood, 
Colorado. Kcv. C.b, Wallace offi- 
ciated and iiiteniient followed a Little 
lake Cemetery District in Norwalk. 

Born in Missouri, he was a retired 
pipefitter with the Plumbing, Healing, 
and Pipe Industry and resided in 
Denver, Colorado. He is survived by 
his brother, Lloyd Summers of 
Denvei . 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel, Lake Isabella Wednes- 
day, September 14 at 11 a.m. for 
Gladys Mae Kendei, 48, who died 
September 10 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Pastor Don Houlsten officiated and 
interment followed at Kern Valley 
(.:eiiielei>. 

Born in Bell, California, she spent 
her entire life m llie stale, 3''2 of those 
years in Kern County. She was the 
owner of Bait Masters in Weldon. 

She is survived by her daughters, 
Karell Taylor of Lynwood, Leean 
Anderson of Valencia; her brothers, 
Sanford Kemine of Bell, Gerald 
Hemine of Lakewood; and her very 
dear friend and associate Rachel 
Howletl of Ml, Mesa, 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

James Robertson 

Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel, Lake Isabella, Monday, 
September 12 at 10 a.m. for James 
David Robertson who died September 
9 at Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. .Mesa. 
Elks Lodge .No. 2358 and Pastor Mike 
Goodyear officiated the service. 

He was born in Leverney, Arkansas, 
and was a retired custodian at Palos 
Verdes School District. He lived in 
Kern County 2Vj years and spent 18 
years in the state. He last resided in 
Lake Isabella. He was a member of 
Elks, Foresters, REACT, and 
Disabled Americans Veterans. 

He is suivived by his wiaow, 
Frances Robertson; five sons, James 
Robertson of Lakewood, Jerry 
Robertson of Manteca, Rick 
Robertson of Lomita, Joe Robertson 
of Riverside, David Robertson of San 
Diego; two daughters, Julia Siratt of 
Carson, Dianh Stille of Hawaiian 
Gardens; and nine grandchildren. 

The family has requested that 
donations may be made to the Kern 
Valley Hospital Memorial Fund for 
cardiac equipment, in lieu of flowers. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Sept. 22, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 29, 1977 

OBITUARY 



2? 



George Rice 

Graveside service was conduc 
Friday, September 10, at 1 p.m. . 
George Basil Rice, 81, who die 
September 12 at Kern Valley Hospital, 
Mt. Mesa. Pastor Mike Goodyear and 
Kern Valley Masonic Lodge officiated 
the service. 

Born February 23, 1896, in Gilmore 
City, Iowa, he was the county treas- 
urer for Buena Vista County. He lived 
in the state and Kern County for 
thirteen years and his last place of 
residence was the Sierra Trailer 
Lodge. He was a member of Disabled 
American Veterans, American Legion 
(57 years). Masonic Lodge, World 
War One Veterans, and the Historical 
Society. 

He Is survived by his widow, Gretta 
A. Rice; his son, George B. Rice of 
Standbury Park, Utah; his daughter, 
Babette De Mont of Litchfield Park, 
Arizona; his brother, N. B. Rice of 
Clearlake, Iowa; his sister, Betty 
Masquesen of McAllen, Texas; three 
grandchildreii and five great-grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Lois Fetter 

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday September 20, in the Lake 
Isabella Baptist Church for Lois 
Gertrude Fetter, 91, who died Sept- 
ember 14. The Rev. Hugh Power 
officiate. 

Mrs. Fetter was born in Indiana and 
had resided in Kern County 29 years. 
She was a 60-year member of the 
Rebekah Lodge. 

Mrs. Fetter is survived by 3 
daughters, Helen Finley of Indiana, 
Ruth Wrenn of North Carolina and 
Eileen Carloss of Oklahoma; a sister, 
Esther Flower of Louisiana; 8 grand- 
children, 7 great-grandchildren, and a 
great-great-grandchild. Interment 
were in Kernville Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest 
Mortuary, 



Gilbert Smith 

Services were held Monday, Sept- 
ember 2C at Hillcrest Mortuary 
Chapel for Gilbert C. Smith, 80 who 
died September 20 at Huntington 
Memorial Hospital in Pajsadena. 
Dennis Hinkey and Rulon Scott of 
Church of the Utter Day Saints of Mt. 
Mesa officiated. Interment followed 
at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakers- 
field. 

Born in Redmond Utah, he hved in 
Kernville 17 years. He was a member 
of Kern Valley American Legion and 
was a veteran of World War I. He was 
retired from Standard Oil Co. in El 
Segundo. 

He Is survived by his widow, 
Dorothy; two sons, Jay Smith of El 
Segundo and Clifton Smith of Oregon; 
two daughters, Mary Kalkman of 
Minnesota and Darlene Brokaw of 
Laguna; two brothers, Merrill and 
Ferrill Smith of Utah; a sister, Edna 
McDonald of Utah; 11 grandchildren 
and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Mor- 
tuary. 



Southlake Man Dies 
From Vehicle Blase 



The Soulliiake iniiu \^hl. ^uflered 
second and tliiid (ivm-c bums in a 
vehicle fiiv iilcii lli^ liuim- Saturday, 
Septeiiibei U' tliul m Umvfi.'iity of 
California Mediial (.(.•uli-r in San 
Diego Sund;'..\, SiiiIcihIki 'ib. 

Vr'allui lut,L,Li.v, ,•:', iciiiiiuicd in 
critical condition the two weeks he 
was hospitalized and was pronounced 
dead at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Witnesses said Higsby was trying to 
start his modified Chevrolet van that 
evening and primed the carbureator 
with gasoline. He had driven about 100 
feet when fire officials said it appar- 
ently backfired through the carbure- 
ator and burst into liauic.^. 

Rigsby ran from the vehicle with his 
upper body cn(;ul(ed in flames. Stacy 
Bundy, 12, and Jay Watson, 10, were 
playing in the area at tht time and 



witnessed the accident. They ran for 
help and Jay's father, Lee Watson, 
extinguished the flames on Rigsby. 
'Ihe van had rolled down the street 
and stopped in a vacant lot and with 
instructions from Watson, the child- 
ren gathered enough hoses to reach 
the blazing van. Watson then sprayed 
water on the van until the fire was out. 

Rigsby was transported by Progres- 
sive Ambulance to Kern Valley Hospi- 
tal for emergency treatment and then 
to Kern Medical Center. Due to the 
severe burns on an estimated 30 
percent of his body, he was taken to U. 
C. Med Center in San Diego by 
helicopter. 

His death constitutes the eleventh 
highway fatahty in Kern Valley this 
vtar. 



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Thursday 
Oct. 6, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 6, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Oct. 6, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Tuji ' Mclntyre 

Memorial services were conducted 
at VaUey Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella, Monday, October 3, at 11 
a.m. for Edward Ray (Fuji) 
Mclntyre, 59, who died In his Bodflsh 
home September 29. Veterans of 
Foreign Wars Post No. 7665 officiated 
the service and cremation followed. 

Fuji was a World War II veteran 
and a member of the Disabled 
American Veterans, Masons, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, a 38-year 
member of the Elks Lodge, and a 
charter member of the local Moose 
Lodge. He wrote "Moose Noose" for 
the Kern Valley SUN and tended bar 
at the Carriage House for almost a 
year. He was born in Muncie, Indiana, 
October 25, 1917, residing 54 years in 
California, 4'/4 of those locally. 

He Is survived by his widow, Harriet 
V. Mclntyre of Bodfish; his son, 
Jeffrey Kier Mclntyre of Sumner, 
Washington; his daughters, Cheryl 
Harrison of Auburn, Washington, and 
Melody Solis of Torrance; his brother, 
James David Mclntyre of Coalinga; 
his mother, Carolyn Mclntyre of 
Whittier; and five grandchildren, 

Although flowers are appreciated, 
donations may be made to favorite 
charities in memory of Edward Ray 
Mclntyre. 

Arrangements by Valley .Mortuary. 

Glenn Young 

Graveside services was held in 
Hillcrest Memorial Park Tuesday 
October 4 at 10:30 a.m. for Glenn A 
Young, 66, who died September 29. 
Rev. Kenneth Cragg, pastor from the 
Northminster Presbyterian Church 
officiated. 

Young was born in Crookston, 
.Minnesota and had resided in Kern 
County 24 years. He was a World War 
II Veteran. 

Survivors include the widow, 
Gertrude of Uke Isabella; a brother, 
Kenneth of Barstow; a sister, Myrtle 
Logan of Long Beach. 

HlUcrest Mortuary, directors. 



Bob Perry 

bob "Junior" Peny, 42, of Johnson- 
dale dies at Antelope Valley Hosptlal 
in Lancaster, September 30. No 
■service will be conducted. 

Perry was born September 20, 1935, 
in Oklahoma, He was employed as a 
maintenance worker with American 
^'o^est Products m Johnsondale. He 
lived in Califoinia 38 years, but 
lesided locally only 3 weeks. 

He is survived by his daughter, 
Pamela Perry of Lake Isabella, his 
brother, Argus Perry of Bakersfield, 
hds sisters, Patricia Perry of Bakers- 
field and Eiiua PiTiy of Lake 
Isabella; and his pareiil;., .Mr. and 
.Mri. Robeii I'eio ul Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Karen Boyd 

Services were held I-'riday, Sept- 
ember 30, at Greenlawn Memorial 
park for Karen Patricia Boyd, 29, who 
died September 27. Rev. Dale Brown 
officiated. 

She was a native of California who 
resided in the couxity twelve years. 

Survivors include the widower, Joel 
Boyd of Bakersfield; her daughter, 
Debra of Bakerfield; her parents, Mr! 
and Mrs, Evan Gould and her brother 
Ernie Gould, all of Lake Isabella. 

Arangenients by Greenlawn Mor- 
tuary. 



I\obie McAtee 

Gravt..uit iti vices v,ili be con- 
ducted at lUni Valley Cemetery 
today, Octobei 6, at 2 p.m. for Noble 
Homer McAlee, 74, who died October 
2, in Bodfish. iiev. Hugh Power will 
officiate 

Born March 9, 1903, in Windom, 
lexas, he uas retired, self-employed 
mechanic. Wtio resided In the state 
cJiid counl> 4) \'L-;;i.N. 

He Is survived by his son, Richard 
•McAtee of Lake Isabella; his 
daughters, Uverne Thompson and 
Joyce Pry or, both of Bakersfield; hia 
brother, Johnny McAtee of Bodfish; 
two sisters, Rena Williams and Isabel 
Dial, both of Altus, Oklahoma; and 
five jirandchlldieii. 
Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Gerri Colvin 

Services will be conducted at 10 
a, 111, today, October 6, at Greenlawn 
Mortuary Chapel in Bakersfield, for 
Gerri Nell Colvin, 47, who died in 
Bakersfield September 30. Rev. Paul 
Winter will ofdciate. Interment will 
follow at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born in Morns, Oklahoma, May 23, 
1930, she was a hostess at the Holiday 
Inn, Bakersfield, who resided In Calif- 
fornia 37 years, 35 of those in Kern 
Cuunty, 

She IS sui vived by her widower. 
Jack Colvin of Bakersfield; four 
sisters, Drctta Aday of Santa Ana, 
Delia Garner and Dorothy Aday both 
of Lamont, Wanda Tuculet of Liver- 
more; and her mothei, Allie Satter- 
field of Bakersfield. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Oct. 13, 1977 

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Thursday 

Oct. 13. 197 7 

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Thursday 

Oct. 13, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Woodrow Wallace John Allen 



Memorial iervice will be held 
Friday, October 14, 4 p.m. at Highland 
Chapel Methodist Church in Lake 
Isabella, for Woodrow W. Wallace, 62, 
long time superintendent of Kernvllle 
Union School District. Military grave- 
side services were conducted 
Tuesday, October U, at eternal Hills 
Memorial Hark in Oceanslde. He died 
Friday at hi.s home m Carlsbad. Rev. 
Oren Ice of Lake Isabella officiated 
the servnc. 

Wallace was superintendent of 
KUiiU 28 yciirs bcloi v rctuing in 1974. 
Woodrow W. Walkiie Llementary 
School, Isabella, wa.s named in his 
honor. After letirinti, Wallace moved 
to Carlsbad. 

He servfd in World War II and was 
retired from llie Aimy Reserve as a 
lieutenant riiUmcl 

Suivivoi.s include llic widow. Vir- 
ginia; a daughter, Virginia Johnson, 
Bakersfield; 2 brothers James 
Wallace, of Lemon Grove, and 
Sherwood Wallace, of Ontario; 2 
sisters, Beulah Gaylor, Upland, and 
Idella Sams, Crestline, and 2 grand- 
daughters. 

J anice Newman 

Services will be conducted at the 
C'liurch of the Nazarene in Lake 
Isabella Saturday, October 15. 11 a.m. 
for Janice Gale Newman, 32, who died 
October 10 in Bakersfield. Paster 
Calhoon will officiate and interment 
will follow at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Janice was an active member of 
Kern Valley Sweet Adelines. She was 
born March 19, 1945 in Long Beach 
and lived in the area the past four 
years. She was a clerk for Kern 
Comity Assessor's office. 

She is survived by her son, Scott 
Newman of Lake Isabella; her 
brother, Frank Brassell of Sumter, 
South Carolina; her sisters, Cheryl 
Borthlck and Francine Wyly; her 
parents, Nelda and Ernie Bartell; her 
grandmothers, Ruby Shrode and 
Ix>uise Collins, all of Lake Isabella. 

Arangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Rosary was recited Sunday, Oct- 
ober 9, at Holy Cross Chapel in San 
Diego for John L. Allen, 81, who died 
October 6. at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Services were conducted Monday, 
October 10, and interment followed at 
Holly Cross Cemetery. 

Born September 28, 1896, in 
Bedford, Indiana, he lived in Lake 
Isabella for twenty-two years. He was 
in business in the San Diego area for 
twenty-three years before moving to 
the Valley. He was a member of St. 
Jude's Catholic Church, Veterans of 
Foreign Wars, and was a veteran of 
World War One. 

He Is survived by his widow, Myrtle 
Allen of Lake Isabella; three sisters, 
Agnes Martin, Lottie Pierce, and 
Mary Ann, all of Bedford. Indiana. 

An unKi'ini'iits by Ruijcrs Mortuary. 



Clarence Escobar 

Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Tuesday, 
October 11, for Clarence Patrick 
Escobar, 77, who died at Valley 
Convalescent Hospital October 8. 
Father Mark Renner officiated. 

Born September 20, 1900, in Los 
Alamos, he was a native of California 
who resided in Kern County for the 
past 20 years. He was a retired sales 
manager. 

He is survived by his brother, 
William E. Escobar of Long Beach 
and his sister, Katherine Howell of 
San Juan Capistrano. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Sam Jones 

Sam Poole Jones, 64, of Kernville 
died October 10 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. Cremation was conducted 
and no service was held. 

Born in Los Angeles August 12, 1913, 
he worked as a carpenter and resided 
locally seven years. 

He is survived by his son, Sam P. 
Jones of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 
his daughter, Betty Flemming of 
Rolling Hills Estates; his brother, 
Kenneth Jones of West Los Angeles; 
his sister, Katherine Chapman of 
Long Beach; his mother, Cora Jones 
of West Los Angeles; and four grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Margaret Graham 

Margaret Ruth Graham, 68, of Onyx 
died October 6, at her home. Cre- 
mation was conducted and interment 
will be conducted at a later date. 
There was no service. 

Born February 10, 1909, she was a 
native Californian and a retired 
school teacher. She lived In Kern 
County for the past three years. 

She is survived by her widower, 
William Graham; her son, Douglas W. 
Graham, of Antioch; two daughters, 
Francis Blue of .Mission Viejo and 
Mary Margaret Miller of Costa Mesa; 
two brothers, Frank L. Traughber and 
Robert Traughber; and five grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Oct. 20, 1977 

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Thursday 

Oct. 27, 1977 

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Thursday 
Nov. 3, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Melvin Cody 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern VaUey Cenientery Monday, 
October 17, for Melvin William Cody, 
61, who died October 13 at Kern VaUey 
Hospital. 

Born in Ciiicago, Illinois, October 6, 
1916, he had been a radio engineer at 
KMPC in Los Angeles. He was a 
resident of Wofford HeighU the past 
eight years and had lived In California 
43 years. 

He is survived by his widow, Betty 
Cody of Granada Hills; his sons, 
William Leonard Cody, Robert Ernest 
Cody, and Richard Allin Cody, all of 
Los Angeles; and two grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Ernest Rock 

Private services were held for 
Ernest Rock, 84, who died September 
27^. at Lakeport. Born in England, he 
worked in the chinaware industry, 
and was a veteran of WWI, serving in 
the British Army, Bringing his family 
to the U.S. during the 1920'b to settle In 
Burbank, he raised three daughters 
while employed as a landscape 
gardener. 

In 1964, he retired to KernviUe, 
where he pursued many cultural 
interests, palntmg, in various media, 
enjoying drama, literature and music, 
and was known for his beautiful 
Bonzal plants and classical prose 
recitations. Expressing his love of 
travel, at age 77, Rock made a 
two-month tour of Iceland, Europe 
and Britain. He was also a member of i 
the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 
Wofford Heights. 

Due to failing health, he has resided 
for the past three years near his 
daughter at Clear Lake. Remaining 
active in the arts, he won a first prize 
in oils at Lake County Fair. 

Survivors include two daughters, 
Vera, of Los Angeles; Lorna Young, 
KelseyviUe, and several grand- 
cliildren and great-grandchildren. 



O. S. Loo mis James Hartley 



Services w ere held October 20 at the 
Lplscopal church in Ontario, Oregon, 
for O. S. "Bud" Loomis who died 
October 14 in Parker, Arizona. 

Loomis was a resident of the valley 
fur fifteen years and owner of the 
Kiverkeni Urive-ln for eleven years. 

He IS survived by his widow, Ermal 
Loomis of Oregon; his step-son, Lee 
Watson of SoutlJake; and his grand- 
children. Jay and Stephanie Watson, 
alio of Suulhlake. 



Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery Monday 
October 31, for James Matthew 
Hanely, 88, who died at his home in 
Wofford Heights October 27. Kern 
River VaUey Masons officiated. 

Born in Spokane, Washington, on 
November 7, 1888, he lived in the area 
14 years and spent 18 years in 
California. He had been a kennel 
operator and was a member of the 
Masonic Lodge. 

He is survived by his widow, Viola 
Hanley; his brother, Frank Hanley of 
Seattle, Washington; two sisters, 
Ellen Altman of San Diego, and 
Katherlne Hume of Spokane, Wash- 
ington; and a niece. Colleen Nelson of 
San Francisco. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Robert Horn 

Services were held Tuesday, Nov- 
ember 1. at Valley Mortuary Chapel in 
Uke Isabella for Robert Lee Hom, 84, 
who died at Kern VaUey Hospital 
October 27, Rev. Fred Johnson offici- 
ated and interment followed at Kem 
Valley Cemetery. 

Born February 19, 1913, in Los 
Angeles, he was employed by Lock- 
heed Aircraft for 38 years and lived on 
Mulberry Lane in Ony:? for the past 7 
years. He spent his entire life in 
California. 

He is survived by his widow, Betty 
Horn of Onyx; two sons, Ronald Hom 
of Los Osos, and Norman Horn of 
Orange; a step-son, Larry PutUtz of 
Cave Junction, Oregon; two daugh- 
ters, Carolyn Loverso of San Gabriel, 
and Marile Bolen of Merced; a 
step-daughter, Barbara Biscoff of 
Anaheim; and nine grandchildren. 



Thursday 

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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Nov. 10, 1977 



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Nov. 17, 



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Florence Smith Edwin Sexton 



Services wUl be held at Belmont 
Memorial Park in Fresno Friday, 
November 11, for Florence 
Evangeline Smith, 71, who died Nov- 
ember 6 at Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. 
Mesa. Interment will follow. 

Born February 19, 1906, in Minn- 
esota, she was an assembler for the 
Hallmack Corporation (or 15 years 
and lived at Lakeside Mobile Village 
in Lake Isabella. She was a resident of 
California for the past 35 years and 
lived in the CduntN months. 

She is survived by her daughter, 
Bonita Sleeley of Lake Isabella; two 
brothers, Arthur Voss of St. Louis 
Park, Minnesota, and Raymond Voss 
of Brainard, Minnesota; two sisters, 
Louise Andersen of Minneapolis, 
Minnesota and Lila Ziemer of Winona, 
Minnesota; five grandchildren; and 
11 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Dr. Edwin C. Sexton, 88, formerly of 
Camarlllo, died Tuesday at a hospital 
in Prescott Arizona after a sudden 
Illness. 

He was bom July 15, 1889 in Aurora, 
Illinois and was a resident In 
Camarlllo from 1960 until 1973, when 
he moved to Wofford Heights, ac- 
cording to a mortuary spokesman. 

Dr. Sexton was a retired osteopath. 
He was a member of Camarlllo 
Masonic Lodge 824 and Camarlllo 
United .Methodist Church. 

Surviving are wife Olive; brothers 
Etson Sexton, Prescott, Arizona, 
Waller, Denver, Colorado; sliterj 
Kathleen Holder, Greenbank, WrtW" 
ington and Doris, of Tucson, Arizona; 
and three grandchildren. 

Services were held at Cone)o 
Mountain Memorial Park Chapel, 
Camarlllo, with Masonic Lodge 824 
officiating, 



Harry Ensworth Robert D'Agostini 



Services will be held today, Nov 
ember 10, at 1 p.m. at Foursquare 
Gospel Church in Wofford Heights for 
Harry Lee Ensworth, 79, who died 
November 6 in Sepulveda. Pastor 
Fred Warren will officiate and Inter- 
ment will follow at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Bom in Palermo, New York, he was 
employed by Andrew-Brown Paint 
Company for 19 years. He lived In 
California for U years and spent the 
last month of his life at the River View 
Trailer Park In Kernville. He was a 
member of the Elks Lodge. 

He is survived by his widow, Rita 
Ensworth of Kernville, his sisters 
Rhoda L. Culver of Modesto and 
Violet Cunningham of New York. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Monday, Nov- 
ember 7, for Robert Frank D'Agostlnl, 
64, who died in Bakersfield November 
3. Kern River Valley Masonic Lodge 
officiated the service. 

Born in Cortland, New York, Jan- 
uary 24, 1913, he was the manager of a 
photo lab in Hollywood and lived in 
Bodfish the past ten years. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Carmella D'Agostini of Bodfish; his 
son, Robert E. D'Agostini of SanU 
Ynez; his daughter, F. Gloria Kroni, 
Solana Beach; his sister, Josephine 
Randall of Miami, Florida ; his father, 
Ernest D'Agostini of Panorama City; 
five grandchildren; and one great 
grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



William Waid 

Services were conducted Wed- 
nesday, November 16, at HUlcrest 
Mortuary Chapel In Bakersfield for 
William L. Waid, 65, who died Nov- 
ember 11. Brent Phillips of the Church 
of Christ in Lake Isabella officiated 
the service and Interment followed at 
Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

Bom In Oklahoma, he lived in the 
county 26 years and was employed by 
Ersklne Creek Water Company. 

His survivors Include his widow, 
Betty Waid of Lake Isabella; his 
daughter, Mae Ford of Oklahoma; his 
sister, Ova Smith of Oklahoma; and 6 
grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Charles Siller, 
Robert Manson, Roy Ferguson, 
William Coffey, Leo David and Lynn 
Arnold. Honorary pallbearers includ- 
ed Tom Barbarick, Raymond Gray, 
Bill Hudson, Cecil Dale. Pete 
Gonzales and Bill Puckett. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Memor- 
ial Park and Mortuary, Bakersfield. 

Tina Thompson 

Tina A. Thompson, formerly a 
resident of Rutherford, Tennessee! 
until 1929 and born in Kenton, Ten- 
nessee on July 2, 1886, passed away 
November 7 in Costa Mesa. 

She had a stroke In 1962 and had 
been confined in a convalescent hos- 
pital since that time. Place of inter- 
ment was Pacific View Memorial 
Park In Newport Beach. 

She was a member of the Order of 
the Eastern Star and the Baptist 
church. Officiant of the services was 
Pastor Robert Jacobs of Mesa Bible 
Chapel. 

She is survived by a daughter, 
Martha F. Brindley of Kernville and 
Costa Mesa; nieces, Lettle Neeley, 
Lois Montgomery, Lucille Carroll; 
nephews, Edward Thompson and 
Shelby Arnold, all residents of Mis- 
souri and Tennessee. 



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Wednesday 
Nov. 23, 1977 

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Wednesday 
Nov. 23, 1977 

OBITUARY 



James Taylor 

Rosary was said at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel In Lake Isabella Friday, Nov- 
ember 11, and services were conduc- 
ted at St. Jude's Catholic Church In 
Wofford Heights Saturday. November 
12, (or James William Taylor, 64, who 
died November 9 in La Mesa. Father 
Mark Renner officiated and Interment 
followed at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Bom August 10, 1913, in Omaha, 
Nebraska, he was the manager of 
National Life and Accident Insurance 
for 25 years and lived 38 yean In 
California. He spent his last three 
months In Onyx. 

He Is survived by his widow, Edna 
Lucille Taylor of Onyx; his mother. 
La Vina Taylor of San Diams; his son, 
John R. Taylor, La Mesa; his daught- 
er, Jaymme Morgan of Kentucky; hJj 
brothers, John Taylor and Don 
Taylor, both of Maywood; and three 
sisters, Nell Karas of Wofford 
Heights, E>orothy Bevins of Omaha, 
Nebraska, and Betty Portery of San 
Dimas. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Daniel 
Cunningham 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery Monday, 
November 14, for Daniel Cunning- 
ham, 84, who died November 2 in 
Wofford heights. Pastor Fred Warren 
officiated. 

Bom July 20, 1893, in New York, he 
last resided at Huntersville Trailer 
Park in Wofford Heights. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Earl Hunt 

Services were held Monday, Nov- 
ember 14 at Kern Valley Cemetery for 
Earl Dewey Hunt, 78, who died at 
Kern VaUey Hospital November 11. 
Masonic Lodge No, 827 officiated the 
service. 

Bom August 26, 1899, in Moulton, 
Iowa, he had been a crane operator 
with Hughes Aircraft for 27 years. He 
spent 45 years in the state, 16 of those 
in Bodflsh and was a member of the 
local masonic lodge. 

He is survived by his widow, Lillian 
Hunt of Bodflsh; his step-son, William 
Starr of Encino; two brothers, Luther 
Hunt of Indiana and Clarence Hunt of 
Iowa; two sisters, Mabel Whlaler of 
Iowa and Leona Matthews of Florida; 
and three grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Louis Johnson 

Services were conducted at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in I.ake Isabella 
Tuesday, November 15, for Louis 
Edward Johnson, 85, who died in 
Bakersfield November 10. Pastor 
Fred Warren officiated and interment 
followed at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Born April 23, 1892, in lUinols, he 
had been in construction and was a 
member of the 55-Plus Club. He hved 
in California for 22 years and spent 9 
years in Wofford Heights. 

He is survived by his widow, Nora 
(Cecile) Johnson of Wofford Heights 
his son, Charles A. Johnson of Illinois 
his daughter, Arlene Rose Mahannah 
two brothers, Carl A. Johnson of 
Nebraska and William J. Johnson of 
Traverse City, Michigan; four sisters, 
Anna Karnsworth of Van Nuys, Pearl 
E. Meek of Oakhurst, Crystal M. 
Myers of Gaylord, Michigan, Grace 
DeSmet of Los Angeles; one grand- 
child and three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Dec. 1, 1977 



Thursday 
Dec. 1, 1977 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



MARY EVA DAVIS 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Wed- 
nesday in the Mish Funeral Home. 
Oildale, for Mary Eva Davis, 91, of 
2901 South H Street, a former resident 
of Kernville.who died Nov. 21, in a 
Bakersfield convalarium after a long 
illness. Brother Williard Vanfossen of 
the Church of Christ officiated. Pri- 
vate interment followed in Kern Val- 
ley Cemetery at Kernville. 
She was a native of Texas and has 
lived in Kern County for the past 30 
years. She was a member of the 
Church of Christ at Kernville, She was 
initiated into the Rebeccas in 1933 in 
Texas and transfered her member- 
ship to the Kernville Rebeccas and 
had participated actively in this club 
for over 50 years. She was the owner 
and operator of the Kernville Tele- 
phone Company until it was sold in 
1941, now the Continental Telephone 
Co. She was an extra in film making 
for a number of years when movies 
were made in the Kernville area. 
She is survived by two sons, Lloyd 
Bartee of Boyce Hot Springs, and 
John R. Osenbaugh of Oxnard. Two 
daughters, Vera L. Kocks of Dallas, 
Tex; and Lolam M. Ellis of Kernville. 
A sister Pearl Davis of Lufkins, Tex; 
also 13 grandchildren, 23 great grand- 
children and 1 great great grandchild. 



Steven Hylton 

Services were held In the Qroen- 
lawn Memorial Chapel at 1:30 pjn., 
Wednesday Nov. 30 for Steven 
Dwayne Hylton, 29, Bakersfield, wto 
died November 27. The Rev. E>4n 
Cummina officiated and interment 
followed In Greenlawn MemorLtl 
Par*. 

Hylton, who redded in Kern County 
all hia life, worked four years aj a 
backhoe operator. He was a member 
of Bakenfield Off Roaden and Oper- 
ating Engineers Union Local 12. 

Surrivort Include hia wife, EUaa; 2 
sona, Steven and David; hla fatbtf, 
Nornlan Hylton of Kernville; his 
mother, Dorladeane Sabian of Haw- 
all; a brother, Clay Walker of Kern- 
ville; 3 slaters, Shanda Hylton of 
Hawaii, Kellee and Erin Hylton of 
Kernville; and grandparents Fred 
and Bemice Hassman of Bakersfield. 

Pallbearers were Leonard Fltze, 
Bryan Hylton, John Hylton, David 
Brassfleld, Tom Powell and David 

Taylor. 

Arrangements by Greenlawn Mor- 
tuary, Bakersfield. 



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Thursday 
Dec. 1, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Mavomeen Tilton 

Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Tuesday, Nov- 
ember 29, (or Mavourneen Tilton, i3, 
who died at the Rulon Scott Ranch in 
Keyesvllle November 24. Vem Nelson 
of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter 
Day Saints officiated the service. 

Bom August 17, 1834, she lived in tl}e 
valley 4 months and spent 20 years in 
California. She was a housewife. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Howard L Tilton; her son, Howard 
Lee Tilton of Torrance; her daughter, 
Debra Jean Tilton of Los Angeles; 
four brothers, Robert Chapman of 
Lake Isabella, Charles Chapman of 
Pennsylvania, Russell Chapman of 
Long Beach. Thonuis Chapman of 
Pennsylvania; and two sisters, 
Imogene Craln of Upper Lake and 
Emma Belle Angott of Pennsylvania. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



June Weaver 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, 
Dec. 1, in the Carroll Funeral Home, 
Ventura, for June Weaver, 86, of 
Bakersfield, who died Sundiay in a 
Bakersfield hospital. Interment will 
be at Ivy Lawn Cemetery, Ventura. 

Mrs. Weaver moved to Uike Isa- 
bella four years ago, then to Beverly 
Manor In Bakersfield three years ago. 
She was born In Chicago and in 1613 
started a show business career that 
spanned 37 years. 

She played In stock companies, 
vaudeville and In 12 movies for 
Republic Studios. Her act, the Weaver 
Brothers and Elviry (Mrs. Weaver's 
stage name) featured her and her 
husband, Frank, and his brother, 
Leon. They retired In 1930. Now all are 
dead. 

"She was one of the last of the real 
old vaudeville troupers," said Loretta 
Torbett of Wofford Heights, Mrs. 
Weaver's daughter. 

"She had a typical show business 
background." 

Mrs. Torbett is the only survivor. 



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DORA ANN BETTGER 



20, 

who lived in 

spent thirty- 



Graveside services were held yes- 
terday, December 7, at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Dora Ann Bettger, 37, 
who died December 2 in Bakersfield 
Mel Hetrick, a Jehovah's Witness, 
officiated the service. 
Born in Colorado November 
1940, she was a housewife 
Kernville eight years and 
seven years in California. 
She is survived by her widower, 
Thomas Bettger of Long Beach; her 
son, Robert Greg Conner, and her 
daughter, Jacquelin Ann Conner, both 
of Kernville; her sister. Donna 
Rosbaugh of Wayne, New York; her 
mother, Esther McKenzie of Kern- 
ville; and two nephews, Todd 
McKenzie of Kernville and Tony 
Martinez of Lake Isabella. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



CHARLOTTE MATTING 



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Thursday 

Dec. 15, 1977 



Thursday 

Dec. 22, 1977 



Thursday 

Dec. 22, 1977 



OBITUARY 



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OBITUARY 



Clinton Young 

Services were held In Hlllcrest 
Mortuary Chapel, Wednesday, Dec- 
ember 14 at 3 p.m. for Clinton T. 
Young, 60, who died December 11. 
Rev. John May, pastor from the 
OUdale First BapUst Church offici- 
ated. 

Young was born in Bush, Arkansas, 
and had resided in Johnsondale. 

Survivors include the widow, Helen 
of Johnsondale; four sons, James and 
Wayne of Forrest Hills, Ronald of 
Hawthorne, Gary of Long Beach; two 
daughters, Karen of Pico Rivera, 
Patricia of Johnsondale; one brother, 
Warren, of EHk Creek; two sisters, 
Audrey Perryman of Exeter, Elva 
Codney of Kansas and six grand- 
children. Pallbearers will be Kenny 
Gritton, Bill Daniel, David and Eddie 
Perryman and Benny Parker. Inter- 
ment will be in Hillcrest Memorial 
Park. 



William 
Van Benthum 

Services were held yesterday, Dec- 
ember 21, at 11 a.m. in Kern Valley 
cemetery for William Henry Van 
Benthum, 69, who died December 16 
at Kern VaUey Hospital. KRV EUcs 
Lodge officiated. 

Bom July 30, 1906. In Ogden, Utah, 
he was semi-retired, working part 
time at the Kernvale Club In Lake 
Isabella for the past eight years and 
had betn previously employed at the 
Sportsman Inn in Kernvllle for eight 
to ten years. 

He is survived by his widow, Joanie 
Van Benthum of Lake Isabella; his 
step-son, Richard C. Charboneau of 
Bakersfield; his sister, Christine Van 
Benthum of Bodfish; and hla nephew 
Ellis Van Benthum of Bakersfield. 

Arrangements by Dougherty- 
Calhoun, Bakersfield. 



Aubrey Clubb Theresa Rodgers 



Services were held at Lakeside 
Cemetery in Canon City, Colorado 

today, December 15, for Aubrly Keith 
Clubb, 44, who died December 10 In 
Lake Isabella. 

Born In Hotchkiss, Colorado, Nov- 
ember 12, 1933, he had been In 
California six months, residing at 
Miracle Hot Springs. 

He is survived by his widow, Dorris 
Clubb of Canon City, Colorado. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Brandee Fleming 



Theresa Carolyn Rodgers, 76. died 
December 16 at Kern Valky Hospital, 
Direct cremation was conducted and 
110 service was held. 

Born Januai7 30, 1901, in Adair, 
Iowa, slie worked as a tool crib 
operator willi Hughes Aircraft for five 
years. Slie lived in KornviUe the past 
twelve years and spend thlrty-slx 
years in the state. 

She is survived by her slater, EIm 
A. McCoUy of Kernvllle. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



Albert Branch 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery yesterday, 
December 21, for Albert James 
Branch, 71, who died December 17 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. Rev. Fred 
Warren officiated. 

Bom May 20, 1908 In Long Beach, he 
was the owner of a sporting good itore 
and last resided In Wofford Helghti. 
He was a valley resident for four 
years and Uved In California most of 
liis life. 

He Is survived by his widow, Maiy 
Branch of Wofford Helghtj; hlj 
daughter, Shirley Hess of Loag 
Beach; two slaters, Mary Morty of 
Paramount and Thelma Watts of 
Wofford Heights; four grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 

Arrangementa by VaUey Mortuary. 



Services wiU be held today, Dec- 
ember 15, at 2 p.m. at Kern VaUey 
Cemetery for Brandee Nicole Flem- 
ing, the infant daughter of Esther and 
RandaU Fleming of Wofford Heights. 
Reverend Larry Six will officiate. She 
was born December 9 In Bakersfield 
and died the following day. 

She is survived by her parents; her 
brother, Randall Fleming, Jr.; her 
grandparents. Paul and Betty Flem- 
ing, also of Wofford Heights, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank Arias of Bodfish. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Dec. 29, 1977 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Dec. 29, 

OBITUARY 



1977 



Loretta Longstreet 

Rosary was said Wednesday eve> 
nlnj, December 28 at VaUey Mortuary 
Chapel In Lake Isabella for Loretta 
Anges Longstreet, 64, of Kemvllle 
who died December 28 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. Service will be conducted at 
10 a.m. this morning at St. Jude's 
Church in Wofford Heights wi(fa 
Father Mark Renner officiating. In- 
terment will follow at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Bom December 30, 1892 in Dhio, she 
was the retired owner of the Kemvill* 
Liquor Store. She lived in the area 52 
years. 

She is survived by her son, William 
Longstreet of Fullerton; two grand- 
children, and her very close friend, 
Rena Cox of Kernville. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



James Whitney 

Private cremation will be con- 
ducted for James Leonard Whitney, 
64, who died December 26 in the 
Greenhorn area. Bom May 12, 191S, In 
Missouri, he had been a foreman with 
Fritz A. Nachant Company for 40 
years in the general construction 
business. He had been a resident of 
Greenhorn for the past three months 
and had lived in California for the past 
thirty-five years. 

He is survived by his widow, Violet 
Whitney of Greenhorn; his two sons, 
Walter W. Griffin of Bellflower and 
WendeU Ken Grif f in of Irvine ; his four 
daughters, Lura Longe of Orange, 
Lona Jennie Murphy o( Idaho, VUmi 
Metton of Norwalk, Nora MadaUiw 
DaLeusonme of Buena Park; eigbteao 
graodchUdren and seven great-grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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LISTED 

Jan. 13, 1977 

Feb. 17, 1977 

April 7, 1977 

April 21, 1977 



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Thursday 
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Thursday 
Jan 5, 1978 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



W^illie Ott 

Services were held Wednesday, 
December 28 In the Mlah Funeral 
Home-Olldale for WUlle B. Ott, Wo{- 
ford Hetghta, a former resident of 
Oildale, 65, who died December 22, In 
his home. The Rev. Lloyd Naten o( the 
San Diego Assembly of God Church 
officiated with Interment In Hlllcrest 
Memorial Park. 

Ott, native of Oklahoma, lived In 
Kern Ck)unty 23 years. He was retired 
from ClvU Service with Edwards Air 
Force Base. He was a veteran of 
World War II, was a member of the 
Moose Lodge of KemvUle and the 
Eagles Lodge of KemvUle. 

Survivors Incude 3 daughters, Linda 
Norman and Shirley Zvlrblls, both of 
Bakersfleld, and Wanda Lake of San 
Jose; 5 brothers, Basil of Mojave, 
Ernest and Jim of Bakersfleld, Lowell 
of Oklahoma aty, and Clifford of 
Stratford; 2 sisters, Geraldine Flint of 
Fresno and Jean Rasmussen of 
Selma. 



Orville McFarland 

OrvUle Edwin McFarland, 67, died 
at Kern Valley Hospital January 3. 
Cremation was conducted and Inter- 
ment win follow at a cemetery In 
Ohio. There were no services sched- 
uled. 

He had been a machinist with Alvon 
Standard Molds for 25 years and had 
lived in Lake Isabella and the state for 
only three months. He was a member 
of the Masons. 

He Is survived by his widow, Gladys 
McFarland of Lake Isabella; his son, 
Carl McFarland of Woodsfleld, Ohio; 
three brothers, William R. Mc- 
Farland, Chester McFarland, and 
Loren McFarland, all of Ohio; two 
sisters, Verna Miller of Pennsylvania 
and Lois Dixon of Ohio; and four 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Jan 12, 1978 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Jan 12, 197! 

ACCIDENT 



Walter Downs 

Services will be held In HlUcreat 
Mortuary Chapel at 11 a.m. Tueaday 
for Walter Elroy Downs, 67, who died 
January 6. Oaude Downa will offic- 
iate. 

Downs, who was bom In Kanaaa, 
resided in Kern County 40 years. He 
was a member of Laborers Union 
Local 220. 

He Is survived by his wife, Flo- 
rence; three sons, Walter Jr. of 
Bakersfleld, Phillip of La Creacenta 
and Stephen of Bakersfleld; a daugh- 
ter, Kathryn Sparby of Lake Isabella ; 
three brothers, Claude of Bakersfleld, 
Gilbert of San Diego and Louis of Loe 
Alamitos, and a sister, Sara McComb 
of Oregon. 

Interment will be in Hillcrest Mem- 
orial Park. 

Memorials may be made to the 
Kern County Crippled Children's 
Society. 

John Stengel 

Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Friday, Jan- 
uary 6, for John Conrad Stengel, 83, of 
Kernville who died Tuesday In Kem 
Valley Hospital. Veterans of Foreign 
Wars Post No. 7665 officiated the 
service. 

Born in Beaver Fall, Pennsylvania, 
he lived in the county 14 years and was 
a veteran of World War One. He 
worked 40 years in the sheet metal 
business in Cleveland. 

He is survived by his widow, Mary 
Stengel of Kernville, and his sister, 
Florence Yonkee of Beaver Falls. 

Alice McKnight 

Services were held Friday, Janaury 
6 at Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Alice Matilda McKnight, 
89, of Weldon who died at Kern Valley 
Hospital January 4. Interment will 
follow at Artesla Cemetery in Cer- 
ritos. 

Born in Ohio, she lived in Kern 
County 12 years and spent 33 years In 
California. 

SIM is survivad by her sons, ItaroU 
McKnight of Ohio, Clarence MciOiigU 
of Anderson; her daughters, Mollis 
Jobe of Weldon, Effie Orlssett of Ohloi 
M*ry.J)lck8on. of South Capollnt^, M 
grandchildren and 16 great-gcui^ 
children. 



Lillian Giesen 

Rosary was recited Thursday, Jan- 
uary 6, at Valley Mortuary Chapel io* 
Lake Isabella for Lillian Dorothy. 
Giesen, 62, of Onyx who died at 
Imperial Dam January 2, Mass wa& 
celebrated Friday at St. Jude's C«thO' 
Uc Church in Woff ord Heights. Father 
Mark Renner officiated and Interment 
followed at Kem Valley Cemetery. 

Bom in Texas, she lived In the state 
41 years. 

She Is survived by her widower, Phil 
Giesen of Onyx; her daughters, Bar- 
bara Carter of Onyx, Dorothy Turko 
of La Cresenta, Phyllis Berkley of 
Issaquah, Washington, Mary Ann 
DeLavio of Hawthorne ; her brothers, 
BiU Russell of Illinois, Walter Russell 
of Colorado; her sisters, Ann Sim- 
mons of Colorado, Rose Marie Barnes 
and Mattye Russell, both of Texas, 
Bernice DuMain of Lolsiana; 11 
grandchildren and 3 great-grand- 
children. 

Edyth Koivu 

Services were held Tuesday, Jan- 
uary 10, 11 a.m., at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel In Lake Isabella for Edyth 
Orvokki Koivu who died January 7 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. She was 60 
years old. Pastor Mike Goodyear 
officiated the service and Interment 
followed at Kem Valley Cemetery. 

Bom In Michigan October 2, 1917, 
she worked in electronic assembly at 
Solid State Electronics for ten years 
and last resided in Wofford Heights. 
She lived in the valley ten years and 
spent 34 years In the state. 

She Is survived by her two brothers, 
Richard Kyt of Wofford Heights and 
Lucky Kyt of Bodfish, her two 
nephews, Randy and Kevin Kyt; her 
two nieces, Cheryl Kyt of Bodfish and 
Karen Wallace of Houston, Texas. 



Skidmore 

Dies In 
Accident 



A well-known valley man died Tues- 
day evening when his car crashed into 
the sandstone fence at KOA Kamp- 
ground on Highway 178 in Weldon. The 
accident marked the first fatality on 
local highways for 1978. 

Okey Harold Skidmore, 58, of Wel- 
don was driving east on Highway 178 
atabout6:39 p.m. About one mile east 
of Shawnee Drive, his car ran off the 
road on the north side and headed into 
a large dirt turn off. The vehicle 
continued northeast for another 222 
feet, finally colliding with the sand- 
stone wall at KOA. 

California Highway Patrol officer 
Verbie Pierce reported that there was 
no apparent reason for the car to go 
out of control. 

Skidmore was pronounced dead on 
arrival at Kern Valley Hospital at 7:20 
p.m. He had been the manager of the 
Kern Valley golf course In Kernville 
for quite some time. 

CHP public information officer said 
that at this lime last year, five people 
had been killed on highways in the 
Kern River Valley. 



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Jan. 19, 

OBITUARY 



1978 



Harry Bangerter 

Services were held Tuesday, Jan* 
uary 17, at Valley Mortuary Chapel In 
Lake Isabella (or Harry Lee 
Bangerter, 88, who died at Wadsworth 
Veterans Hospital In West Los 
Angeles January 12. Elks Lodge No. 
2358 officiated the service and inter- 
ment followed at Kern Valley Cem- 
etery. 

Bom In St. Joseph, Mlaaourl, June 
10, 1912, he had been a civil servant 
electrician, employed by the United 
States government, for 34 years. He 
lived in Kernville for seven years, in 
California for 34 years, and spent the 
last six months of his life In Los 
Angeles County. He was a member of 
the Elks Lodge and a veteran of World 
War II, having served in the U.S. 
Army. 

He is survived by his brother, 
Frederick Bangerter of St. Joseph, 
Missouri; and his two sisters. Bertha 
Kaasjager of Phoenix, Arizona, and 
Mildred Schroeder of St. Joseph, 
Missouri. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



ELMER McCLURE 

Elmer Everett McClure, 89, died 
January 4 in Huntington Beach. Born 
November 4, 1888, he spent ten years 
as a resident of Kernville. 
He is survived by his widow, Norma 
McClure of Huntington Beach, who is 
an artist and was formerly a member 
of the South Fork Women's Club. 



Okey Skidmore 

Uraveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Friday, Jan- 
uary 13, for Okey Harold Skidmore, 
58, of Weldon who died January 10 of a 
heart attack which resulted in a 
traffic collision on Highway 178 In 
Weldon. Rev. Mike Goodyear of the 
Kernville United Methodist Church 
officiated the service. 

He had been a golf pro at the Kern 
Valley Golf Course in Kernville for 
seven years. He was a native of West 
Virginia. 

He is survived by his wife, Doris and 
daughters, Marsha Kelpe and Sharon 
Tousseau, all of Weldon, and brothers, 
Huffman, Lancing and Bus Skidmore, 
aU of West Virginia. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Lucille Austin 

Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel in Lake Isabella, yester- 
day, January 18, at 2 p.m. for Lucille 
Anne Austin, 79, who died January 14 
at Kern Valley Hospital. Father Fred 
Johnston of St. Peter's Episcopal 
Church officiated the service. Inte^ 
ment followed at Inglewood Park 
Cemetery. 

Bom in San Pedro August 17, 1898, 
she had been a homemaker, living In 
Bodf Ish for the past 11 years and In the 
state all her life. She was an active 
member of the Eastern Star. 

She has no known survivors. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Thursday 
Feb. 2, 1978 



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Thursday 
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Thursday 
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Vergie Janowak Jessie Bixler 



Services were conducted at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church in Wofford 
Heights yesterday, February 1, for 
Vergie Venna Janowak, 88, who died 
in Bakersfield January 29. Father 
Mark Renner officiated and Interment 
followed at Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. 

She was a housewife who resided at 
the Rock Haven Trailer Park in 
Wofford Heights for the past five 
years and lived in the state 50 years. 
She was born in Arkansas March 14, 
1906, land wa» a veteran o< the United 
States Navy in World War II. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Leon Janowak of Wofford Heights; 
her son, Jack Kendall of Manhatton 
Beach; two sisters, Lena Dillon of 
Wofford Heights and Sarah Roberta of 
Hawthorne; three nieces, Patricia 
Sarah Roberts of Hawthorne, Eliz- 
abeth Ann Roberts of Hawthorne and 
June Tito of Lake Isabella; one 
grandchild and one great-grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Graveside services will be conduc- 
ted at Oakridge Cemetery In Spring- 
ville, Illinois, today for Jesale Bixler, 
94, who died February 4 In Lake 
Isabella. 

A native of Illinois, she last r«slded 
in Bodflsh and is survived by her son, 
Edward Bixler of Bodflah. 

Arrangements by Hopson Mor- 
tuary, Bakersfield. 

Myrtez S, Fluhart 

Memorial services will be conduc- 
ted at the Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church In Lake Isabella 
Monday, February 13, at 10 a.m. for a 
long time resident of HavUah, Myites 
S. Fluhart, 86, who died February 5 In 
Downey. Pastor Stephen Nagler will 
officiate. Direct cremation was con- 
ducted and the remains will be 
interred In Washington. 

Bom in Tomah, Wisconsin, April 2, 
1891, she had been a resident of 
Havilah since 1934. She was an active 
member of the Havllah Centennial 
Group until she moved to Downey a 
little over a year ago, and had 
received special recognition (or her 
efforts in preserving the heritage in 
the original Kern County seat. 

She is survived by her sons, Oeorge 
B. Fluhart of Downey and Charles S. 
Fluhart of Havilah, (our grandchild- 
ren, seven great-grandchildren and 
one great-great-grandchild. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may 
be donated to a favorite charity or to 
any cancer research fund-raising or- 
ganization in her name. 



Herman Kirby 

Graveside services were held at 
Kern Valley Cemetery Friday, Feb- 
ruary 3, at 1 p.m. (or Herman Tucker 
Klrby, 52, who died January 31 In 
Ridgecrest. Pastor Stephen Nagler 
officiated. 

Bom In Arkansas May 27, 1925, he 
had been a union contract painter (or 
20 years. He resided in the county 20 
years and spent the past 27 years In 
California. 

He la survived by his sons, Darrel 
Wayne Klrby and Wayne Kirby; his 
daughter, Robin Joyce Klrby of Bak- 
ersfield; his brother, Cecil Ray Klrby 
of Slml Valley; his mother, Ila Klrby 
Pearl of Lake Isabella and his step- 
father, Floyd Peart of Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Joseph Tayles 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery by the Kem 
Valley Masonic Lodge No. 827 Wed- 
nesday, February 8, U a.m., (or 
Joseph Clayton "Spud" Tayles, 83, 
who died February 4 in Kem Valley 
HospiUl. 

Bom August 25, 1914, he was a 
native Calif ornian who spent his life in 
the state and resided In Kem County 
for the past 19 years. He made his 
home in Kernvllle. He had been a 
supervisor with the Southern Califor- 
nia Edison Company (or 35 years. 

He is survived by his widow, Minnie 
Tayles o( KemvUle; his son, Joel T. 
Tayles o( Bend, Oregon; his daugh- 
ters, Lorretta Sanchez o( San Jose and 
Claudia K. Frankenberg o( Albany, 
Oregon; his brothers, Charles R. 
Tayles and William H. Tayles, both 
residing in California. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Girom L. Grubbs Joseph Morgan Jessie Olson 



Services were held in Hillcrest 
Mortuary Chape), Bakersfield, Thurt- 
day, February 2, for Giron L. Gnibba, 
76, who died Janaury 30. Rev. Jame* 
0. Hux of the Southern Baptist Churh 
of Lake Isabella officiated. Interment 
followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

Bom in Oklahoma, he had reaided in 
Lake Isabella for the past 12 yeara. He 
moved to the valley after retiring 
from California Cotton Oil Corpora- 
tion in Vernon. He and his wife came 
to California in August, 1937, and had 
been married for more than 57 years. 

He is survived by his widow, Cecil 
Grubto of Lake laabaUa; hia MO, 
LeRoy Grubbs of Anaheim; hit 
daughter, Ola May Denny of Bakers- 
field; his brother, Vernon Grubbs of 
Lakeside; five grandchildren and 
eight great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Cecil, LeRoy and 
Glron Grubba, Frank Murphy, Ned 
Harris, and Gary E>«nny. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Memo^ 
lal Park and Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



Funeral services for Joseph Willard 
Morgan, 79, of Kemville, formerly of 
Whittier, were held January 12 at 
HULilde Church, Rose Hills Mortuary, 
in Whittier. He died January 9 in Kem 
Valley Hoq)itaL The Rev. Myron B. 
Goodyear aiid the Kem Valley Mason- 
ic Lodge ottidated. Interment follow- 
ed at Rose Hllla Memorial Park. 

A resident of California for many 
years, Morgan was a former produc- 
tion manager with Quaker Maid Dairy 
in Whittier. He Uved in KernvlUe the 
past 14 years. He served the U. S. 
Navy during World War I, was a 
member of the Kemville Methodist 
Church, Kem River Valley Masonic 
Lodge No. 827, Kem River Valley 
Order of Easter Star and Veteran's of 
World Ware I. 

He is survived by his wife, Minnie 
Morgan of KernvlUe; sons, Jay 
Willard Morgan of Palos Verdes and 
Richard D. Morgan of Anaheim; 
daughter, Willene Fox of WhitUer; 13 
grandchildren, and 8 great grand- 
children. 



Graveside services were conducted 
Wednesday, February 8, at 11:30 a.m. 
at Union Cemetery In Bakersfield for 
Jessie Hazel Olson, 84, who died in a 
Bakersfield convalescent hospital 
February 8. Rev. John Wheat officia- 
ted, 

A native of Onyx, she spent her 
entire life In Kern County. 

She is survived by her grand- 
daughters. Donna M. Peterson of 
Kemville and Etta Johnson Young of 
Bakersfield; fourteen nieces and nep- 
hews. 

Arrangements by Hopson Mor- 
tuary, Bakersfield. 



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Fred Robinson 

Fred Dee Hoblnson, 70, of Lake 
Isabella died F'ebruary 6 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Born April 12, 1907, In 
Oklahoma, he had been a machine 
operator with the Fiber Board 
Corporation for 20 years. He lived in 
Kern County for the past 9 years and 
spent 61 years in California. Direct 
cremation was conducted and inter- 
ment followed at Union Cemetery In 
Bakersfield 

He is survived by his brother, 
Ambrose Robinson of Anaheim. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Dean Walters 

Graveside services were conducted 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery Friday, 
February 10, at 11 a.m. for Dean 
Robert Walters, 66, who died Febru- 
ary 6 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 
Rev. Hugh Power officiated. 

Bom April 14, 1911 in Ohio, he had 
been a refrigeration engineer for C. 
M. Robison Co. for 19 years. He had 
lived in L^ke Isabella and the state 
only 7 months. 

He Is survived by his widow, 
Margarte Walters of Lake Isabella; 
his sons, Robert Dean Walters and 
William David Walters, both of 
Columbus, Ohio; his daughters, 
patrlcla Walters of Mesa, Arizona, 
and Gladys Thorsen of Glendale, 
Arizona; his brothers, Richard 
Walters of Columbus, Ohio; his 
sisters, Ruth Callendery of Columbus, 
Ohio, and Helen Jones of Venice, 
Florida; and seven grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Lois Stewart 

Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel In Lake Isabella Wednes- 
day, February 15, for Lois Vivian 
Funk Stewart, 67, who died at Kern 
Valley Hospital February 12. Rev. 
Hugh Power officiated the service and 
interment followed at Hlllcrest Mem- 
orial Park in Bakersfield. 

Born December 5, 1910, In Arkan- 
sas, she had been a waitress for 20 
years with McCuUoch Motors. She 
resided in Lake Isabella for the past 10 
years and spent 25 In the state. 

She is survived by her son, James 
Funk of Redondo Beach; two broth- 
ers, Harold Land and Roy Lane of 
Arkansas; six grandchildren and one 
great-grandchOd. 

Arrangements by VaDey Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella, 



Richard Rathbum 

Services were held at St. Jude's 
parish Church Saturday, February 11, 
for Richard Rodney Rathbum, 73, 
who died at a Bakersfield hospital 
February 8. Father Mark Renner 
officiated and interment followed at 
Kern River Valley District Cemetery. 

Bom In Kansas February 10, 1904, 
he had been a butcher for 30 years and 
was last employed at McNaUy's Fair- 
view Lodge. He lived in Johnsondale 
for the past 13 years and resided in 
California 30 years. 

He is survived by his step-daughter, 
Shirley Clark of Trona, and three 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 



Forrest Dickey 

Gravealde servlcea will be held 
tomorrow, Friday, February 24, at 
Kern Valley Cemetery at 2 p.m. (or 
Forrest W. Dickey, 80, who died 
February 20 in a Fresno convaleacent 
hospital. 

Bom In Kentucky October 8, 1897, he 
was the owner-manager of the Alta 
Sierra Trailer Park on Greenhom 
Mountain and resided in Bodfiah 14 
years, spending 62 years In California, 
SO of those years in Kem County. He 
wai a member of the Kernville 
Masonic Lodge No. 827, Veteran! of 
Foreign Wan, American Legion and 
was a 60-ycar honorary member of the 
Brotherhood of Railroad Engineer*. 
He served in World War I. 

He is survived by his widow, Ruth 
Dickey of Bodflsh; his two sona, 
Forrest W. Dickey, Jr. of Carmsl and 
Robert E. Dickey of Reno; five 
grandchildren and four great-grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley MortuAry. 

Lorraine Reller 

Memorial services were conducted 
at Valley Mortuary Chapel In Ul(e 
Isabella Wednesday, February 22, at 1 
p.m. (or Lorraine Katherlne Rellei, 
68, who died in Bakersfield Febnary 
19. Pastor Donald Roulsten o(fic4t«d 
and cremation followed. 

Bora in Nebraska January 21, 1910, 
she had been a housewife and last 
resided in Wof{ord Heights. She lived 
In Kera County 7 years and resided in 
California (or 22 years. 

She is survived by her three sons, 
Ronald D. BreU of AtlanU, Georgia, 
Rodney A. Bretz of Milford, Massa- 
chusetts, and Russell G. Bretx of 
Omaha. Nebraska; her daughter, 
Cheryl A. Coleman of Glendale; her 
three brothers, Harry H. Lane of 
Hermiston. Oregon, Gall S. Line of 
Goldendale, Washington, and Harley 
F. Lane of Wofford Heights; her 
sister, Leona Chisman of Tualitln, 
Oregon; sixteen grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuaiy. 



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Sallie Smith 



Servlcea were held Frtday, Feb- 
ruary 24, at Highland Chapel Metho- 
dist Church In Lake Isabella for Sallie 
P. Smith, 72, who died at Kern VaUey 
Hospital February 21. Rev. Don Roul- 
sten officiated and Interment followed 
at Hillcrest Memorial Park In Bakert- 
field. 

Bom in Arkansas April 23, 190S, she 
lived in California 54 years and in 
Kern County 14 years. She was a 
member of Eastern Star, Grand- 
mothers Club No. 94, Shin Chapter of 
the Order of the Golden Slipper, 59 
Plus Qub, and the Highland Chapel 
Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her widower, 
Verlln Smith of Lake Isabella; her 
son, James V. Smith of Westminister; 
her daughter, Lorena Ferrera of 
Fresno; her sister, Lorena Flake of 
Oklahoma City; six grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Mor- 
tuary, Bakersfield. 



Howard Haas 

Services were conducted Thursday, 
February 23, at 2 p.m. at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Howard Haas, 70, who died in Lake 
Isabella February IB. The Rev. B. M. 
Calhoon officiated and cremation fol- 
lowed. 

Bom June 13. 1907 in Georgia, he 
had been employed by the Western 
Service Company as an appliance 
service person for 21 years. He lived 
in Kern County 8 years and in 
California for the past 30 years, last 
residing in Lake Isabella. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Dorothy Haas of Lake Isabella; his 
son, Howard W. Haas of Glendore; his 
daughter, Roxlne Lee Disco of Grsnk- 
fort, Germany; and two grandchild- 



ren. 



Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Margaret Ross 

Services were held at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in Bakersfield Tues- 
day, February 28, for Margaret Ross, 
61, of Lake Isabella. The Rev. Cephua 
Peoples of the Wofford Highta Assem- 
bly of God Church officiated. 

She spent the past ten years in the 
valley and is survived by her dear 
friend, Renea Mathis. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest Mort- 
uary, Bakersfield. 



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Alvin Dornecq 

Services will be held tomorrow, 
March 10, at 11 a.m. In Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Alvin J. 
Domecq, 64, who died March 7 at Kern 
Valley HosplUl in Mt. Mesa. Putor 
B. M. Calhoon will officiate and 
interment will foflow at Kern Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Helghta. 

Bom in Colton December 23, 1913, 
he had been a maintenance superin- 
tendent for Santa Fe Railroad tor 34 
years and was a veteran o( World War 
II. A native of California, he spent his 
entire life in the state, residing in 
Lake Isabella for the past four years. 

He is survived by his widow, Edith 
L. Domecq of Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuairy. 

Henry DeVore 

Graveside services will be conduc- 
ted this afternoon at 1 p.m. at Rose 
Hills Cemetery for Henry Ernest 
DeVore, 82, who died March 6 at Kem 
Valley Hospital. 

Bom In Missouri July 7, 1896, he had 
been a plasterer for Howard Brothers 
for 45 years and last resided In Lake 
Isabella, He lived in the valley for the 
past three years and spent 54 years In 
California. 

He is survived by his son, S tanley 
R. DeVore of Bellflower; three 
daughters, Blanche Borgatta of Twen- 
ty-nine Palma, Ernestine Taylor of 
Lake Isabella, Mary Ann James of 
Twenty-nine Palms; his brother, 
James DeVore of Gilroy ; four slaters, 
Florence Bryant of Riverbank, Pearl 
Jolly of Los Angeles, Blllle Strait of 
Huntington Beach, Ruth Poisons of 
Utah; seven grandchildren, five 
great-grandchildren and one great- 
great-grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Oscar Clementon 

Graveaide service* were conducted 
Friday, March 3, at Green Lawn 
Memorial Park In Bakersfleld for 
Oscar Ole Clementaon, 86, who died in 
Wofford Heights February 27. Pastor 
Mike Goodyear officiated the service 
and interment followed. 

Bora In Minnesota Septemt>er 10, 
1891, he had been self-employed with 
property rentals for the past 28 years 
and last resided in Wofford Heights. 
He lived in the county and state 32 
years. He was a veteran of World Wsr 
One. 

He is survived by his widow, Elis- 
abeth Clementson of Wofford Helghta 
and his daughter, Jeanne Kent of 
Santa Rosa. 

Arrangements l;y Valley Mortuary. 

Edward Coppes 

S ervices will be conducted In Piano, 
Illinois, March 10 for Edward E. 
Coppes, 81, who died March 5 at San 
Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfleld. He 
last resided in Mt. Mesa. 

He was a long time employee of 
Burlington Northern Railroad and is 
survived by his daughter, Edna Baker 
of Piano, Illinois. 

Anna Moger 

Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights Thursday, March 2, for Anna 
May Moger, 69, who died February 28 
In Lancaster. Pastor Stephen Nagler 
officiated. 

Born April 24, 1908, In Midland, 
Texas, she was a housewife who 
resided In Bodflsh for the past 12 
years and spent 56 years In Califomia. 

She Is survived by her widower, 
Lloyd Moger of Bodflsh; two daught- 
ers, Lois Gunsten of Lancaster and 
Diane Moger of Bodflsh; three grand- 
children and four great-grandchild- 
ren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Charlie Deaghart Thomas McCloskey Perry Howard 



Graveside services were conducted 
at Kern VaUey Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights Monday, March 13, at 1 p.m. 
for Charlie Deaghart, 74, who died In 
Wofford Heights March 5, Veterans of 
Foreign Wars Post No. 7665 officiated 
the service. 

Born in North Carolina July 10, 1903, 
he had been a gold miner for 30 years, 
residing in the state and county for 
the past 30 years and making his final 
home in Wofford Heights. He served 
in World War II and was one of th« lut 
of the old gold miners in the Kern 
VaUey area. 

Deaghart had no known survivors. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 

Ruth Lay ton 

Services were held Monday, March 
13, 1:30 p.m. at McMillan Mortuary 
Chapel in Gardena for Ruth Viola 
ivflyton, 55, who died at Kern VaUey 
Hospital March 8. Dr. Carol Nichols 
officiated and interment followed at 
Koosevelt Memorial Park In Gardena. 

Born in Los Angeles March 16. 1922. 
she spent most of her life in the Los 
Angeles area, but lived in Wofford 
Heights for five years. 

She is survived by her widower, 
Edward E. Layton of Wofford 
Heights; five daughters, Cheryl of 
Lake Arrowhead, Diane of Huntington 
Beach, Dorothy of Thousand Oaks, 
Sandra of Norwalk, and Cathy of 
Wofford Heights; two sons, Edward C. 
Layton of Tustin and Paul Layton of 
Belinower; one brother, Frank 
Zalaha of Canoga Park; two sliters, 
Juno of Oakland and Jean of San Joie. 

Arrangements by McMillan Mort- 
uary of Gardena. 



Services were conducted Tuesday, 
March 7, at Westminister Presbyter- 
ian Church in Fresno for Thomas 
Wilbur McCloskey, 68 of Terra Bella. 

A retired electrical engineer, he 
was a member of the Power Club of 
Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Fresno 
Chamber of Commerce, and Slater 
City program. 

He is survived by his widow, Ina 
McCloskey; his daughters, Helen 
Shaw and Janice Moore, both of 
Fresno, and dlane Haynes of 
Alameda; his sister, Margery Taylor 
of Portervllle; three brothers, 
Howard and Robert McCloskey. both 
of Portervllle, and James McCloskey 
of Kernville. 

William Mason 

Services were conducted at Hill- 
crest Mortuary Chapel In Bakersfleld 
Monday. March 13. for William 
Lafayette Mason, 79, who died March 
9. Rev. Milt Cole of the Frultvale 
Community Church officiated. 

Bom In Wetumka, Oklahoma, he 
resided in Kern County for the past 50 
years. 

He is survived by his daughters, 
Vivian Brown and Juanita Griffith of 
Bakersfleld, Louise Van Tassle of 
Oildale, Ruby Aernl of Glendora, 
Dorothy Ramsey of Barstow; broth- 
ers, Frank Mason of Arizona and L«e 
Mason of Oklahoma; eight grand- 
children and nine great-grandchild- 
ren. 

Donations may be made to the 
Frultvale Community Church Build- 
ing Fund in his memory. 

Arrangements by Hillcreet Memor- 
ial Park and Mortuary. 



Services were conducted Friday, 
March 17, at Kern VaUey Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights for Perry Lee 
Howard, 74, who died at Kern VaUey 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa, March 15, 
Pastor B. M. Calhoon officiated. 

Bom September 7, 1903, in Missouri, 
he was a retired plumber who spent 
the past 36 years In Kern County, last 
residing in Lake Isabella. 

He Is survived by his widow, Fern 
Howard of Lake Isabella ; two daught- 
ers, Virginia McAtee of Lake IsabeUa 
and AnnabeUe Wheeler of Bakers- 
fleld; his brother, Sylva Howard of 
Forsyth, Missouri; five grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



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Louis Pierucci 

Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 
21 at 7:30 p.m. In the Dougbty- 
Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary chapel 
and requiem Maai waa celebratad 
yesterday at 9 a.m. in St. Joaeph'i 
Catholic Church for Louis J. Plerucd. 
SO, Lake Isabella, who died March 19 
in Bakersfield. The Rev. Craig O'Neill 
officiated, Inerment wai In Union 
Cemetery. 

Pierucci, a native of Bakersfield, 
resided the past 14 years In Lake 
Isabella and was employed three 
years as a maintenance man at 
Freddie's Top of the HiU reiUurant 
He was a member of the Hotel k 
Restaurant Employees k Bartenders 
Local S30 and the Bakersifled CuU- 
nary Workers Fund. 

Survivors include his wife, Anita; 
two sons, Jerry and Joe of Bakert- 
field; two daughters, Juliana at borne 
and Karen Kohl of Lake Isabella; two 
sisters, Mary Qhilarduccl of Bakert- 
field and Susie Romanini of Button- 
willow, and two grandchildren. 

Pallbearers, were Amato Ghila^ 
ducci, Uno Michael GhlUrducd, 
Larry Romaninl, Richard Romanini, 
Paul Banducci and Roy Pieruod. 
Honorary pallbearers were Harold 
Cook, Dan Plcco, Qlen Barton, Joe 
Hall, Leo Karduccland Freddie LAA- 
ducci. 



Vern Lipka 

Services were held at Roee HlUs 
Memorial Park in Whlttler for Vern 
Upka who died March 24. Bom In 
Pever, South DakoU, he came to 
California In 1932 and was the found«r 
of Pacific Refrigeration which he 
owned from lMS-73. A frequent visitor 
to Lake Isabella since 1932, he and his 
wife became permanent residents last 
year. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Dolores Upka, three children and five 
grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to the Vern Lipka Cancer 
Memorial, c-o Sunil R. Lahiri, M.D., 
3636 San Dlmas Street No. 2, Bakers- 
field, 93301. Donations will go toward 
the support of a free clinic for early 
detection of cancer. 



Leonard Girardi 

Services were conducted at San 
Fernando Mission Cemetery in San 
Fernando Monday, March 27, for 
Leonard Olrardl, 63, of Bodflsh who 
died March 21. 

Bom In Italy October 21, 1914, he 
was a retired hone and lap operator 
who had lived in Bodf ish for 1 year. He 
spent the past 20 years in California. 

He is survived by his two sons, 
Laurence Girardi of Canoga Park and 
Leonard Glranii of Pennsylvania ; two 
brothers, Antonio Girardi of Italy and 
Joseph Girardi of California; two 
sisters, Amalia Splnelli of Pennsyl- 
vania and Maria Antonelli of Ohio. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Debra Jones 

Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel in Lake Isabella Thurs- 
day, March 23, at 1 p.m. for Debra 
Joyce Jones, 18, of Wofford Heights 
who died March 20. The Rev. Oren Ice 
officiated. 

Bom in Wasco, July 24, 1959, she 
was a life long resident of Kem 
County and a graduate of Kern Valley 
High School. 

She is survived by her parents, 
Joyce and Casey Jones of Wofford 
Heights; her brothers, Sgt. Clifford 
Jones of Luke Air Force Base, Arl- 
lona, and Keith Jones of Wasco; and 
her maternal grandparents, Mr. axxl 
Mrs. Norton CoUett of Lake Isabella. 

Pall bearers were John Rutledge, 
John Brown, Bill McDonald, Lewis 
"Bo" Rudwalt, Stan Jordan, and Ray 
"Mac" Mclntire. Interment was con- 
ducted at Kern Valley Cemetery 
in Wofford Heights. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may 
be made to the American Cancer 
Society. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Herschel Boynston £^q Miller 



Funeral services for Herschel 
Jerome Boynston, 75, of Mt. Mesa, 
were held last Monday at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Hugh 
Power officiating. 

Interment was on Tuesday at Ingle- 
wood Memorial Park Cemetery. 

A retired meat cutter, Boynton died 
on March 31. 

He is survived by his wife Mildred of 
their Mt. Mesa address; a son, 
Herschel F. Boynton; a daughter 
Betty Jane Rattray; a brother Bill 
Boynton, six grandchildren and one 
great grandchild. 

Martha Thomas 

Funeral Services for Martha Joy 
Thomas of KernvlUe were held last 
Monday at Kernville Methodist 
Church with Pastor Mike Goodyear 
officiating. 

Thomas died on March 29 in Bakers- 
field. She was 87 years of age. 

She is survived by a nephew. Dr. 
Wtyjit^ickler, of KernvUl*. 

Intarment «u at Ingl«vood Ark 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Graveside services were held last 
Friday for Eva T. Miller, », of 
Woff ord HelghU who died March 27 in 
Bakersfield. 

A retired housewife and hat maker 
Miller was a resident of Kern County 
for seven years. 

She is survived by a sister, Mary 
Robinson, of Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Howard Hilbert 

Graveside services were held last 
Friday for Howard L. HUbert, 55. at 
Onyit. 

A retired heavy equipment operator 
for the State of California, Hilbert had 
been a resident of the area for four 
months. 

A veteran of World War I, he is 
survived by his wife Gladys of Onyx, 
thre« sons, a step son and a step 
daughter. Also one brother, a cousin, 
Avis Evans of Onyx, 13 grandchildren 
and two great grandchildren. 

Interment was at the Kern Valley 
cemetery with Pastor Mike Ooodyetr 
officiating. 



Hawld L. Hubert 

Graveside services were h<Td 
March 31 for Harold L. Hilbert, M, of 
Onyx. 

A r«tired heavy equipment operator 
for the SUte of California, Hllb«rt has 
been a resident of the area for four 
months. 

A veteran of World War II, he is 
survived by his wife Gladys of Onyx, 
three sons, a step son and a ^«p 
daughter. Also one brother, a couiln, 
Avis Evans of Onyx, 13 grandchildren 
and two great grandchildren. 

Interment was at the Kern Valley 
cemetery with Pastor Mike Goodyear 
officiating. 



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George Bartleson 

Services were conducted yesterday 
at Valley Mortuary Chapel for George 
Everette Bartleson, 67, of Bodflsh. 
Burial was at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Bartleson died April 15 and was a 
resident of Kern County for seven 
years. 

He is survived by his wife, Verna of 
Bodfish; three sons, Robert of San 
Pedro; Ronald of Albany and William 
of El Toro; a brother, David, of 
Pennsylvania; a sister Margaret of 
Colorado; and nine grandchildren. 

Bartleson wa3 a member of the 
Kernville Odd Fellows Lodge No. 241; 
Rebeka Lodge No. 365; Good Sam 
Rocking Chair Group; past member 
of Elks Lodge; and a member of the 
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ 
Latter Day Saints. 

Ida Pascoe 

Services were held last week for 
longtime Kernville resident Ida 
Pascoe. 

Ida, 99, died in a Bakersfleld hospit- 
al. Burial services were held In the 
Glennville Carmel Presbyterian 
Church founded by her father 112 
years ago. Burial was at the Oak 
Grove Cemetery. 

She was born August 12, 1878 and 
was married in 1900 to Clarence J. 
Pascoe, constable of Old Kernville for 
more than 20 years. 

She is survived by two sons, Earl of 
Woffprd Helghu and Cecil of Kern- 
ville. Cecil was also constable of the 
area for more than 20 years. Four 
surviving grandchildren Include 
Raymond Pascoe of Bakersfleld; 
Carolyn Pascoe of Wofford Heights 
and Don and Dick Pascoe of Kern- 
ville. 

Ida Pascoe was also survived by 
nine great-grandchildren and three 
great-great-grandchildren. 

Her family has been associated with 
the cattle industry in Kern County for 
more than a century. As an active 
horsewoman Ida was grand marshal 
of two parades. First was wh«n she 
was 92-years-old when she road side- 
saddle at Lake Isabella and the other 
in Kernville when she drove a two- 
horse carriage at 94 years of age. 

In 1972 she was also honored as the 
oldest living member of the Reb«kah 
Lodge. 



Lila Bond 



Services were held recently for 
Ula Mae Bond, H, who died April 

6. 

Rosary was said on April 7 with 
Mass said at St. Judes Catholic 
Church on April 6 with Father 
Mark Renner officiating. Burial 
was at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

A resident of Kern River Valley 
her entire life, she is survived by 
her husband Elmer of Bodfish; a 
son Raymond Vega of Anchor- 
age, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Stella 
Metz of Wofford Heights; a broth- 
er, Albert Butterbredt of Nevada 
and two grandchildren. 

Mrs. Bond was a past member 
of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 



Jean Hatlestad 



Graveside services were held Mon- 
day, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. for Jean S. 
Hatlestad, 62, who passed away April 
12. John May, Pastor of OUdale First 
Baptist Church officiated. 

Bom in Cambus Lang, Scotland, 
and she resided In Kern Coutny, 
Wofford Heights for the past four 
years. 

Survivors include her husband, Har- 
old Hatlestad, Wofford Heights; one 
brother, Eian Gibson, Seal Beach; 
two sisters, Isabella Wallace, North 
Hollywood, and Elizabeth Turner, 
Goleta. 

Donations may be made to a favor- 
ite charity in her name. 

Armagements by Hillcrest Memor- 



Frank Burkhardt 

Services were held at 10 a.m. last 
Saturday In the Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella, for Frank Rogers 
Burkhardt, 86, KemvUle, who died In 
Lake Isabella April 19. The Rev. 
StepbeaNagler of the Shepherd of the 
Hilli Lutheran Church will oftloUt«. 
Cremation and inurnment will follow. 
Bom In South DakoU, Burkhardt 
lived In Kern County \^ years and In 
California for 27 years. He had b«en 
employed by Los Angeles County for 
50 years and was a veteran of WWI. 
Survivors Include the widow, Clara 
Marie of Kernville; a son, Lloyd 
Burkhardt of Wofford Heights; a 
brother, Eart Burkhardt of Hemet; a 
sister, Florence Winger of MlnnesoU; 
five grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren. 

Sethel Crume 

Services were held Wednesday at 
VaUey Mortuary Chapel for Sethel 
Alfred Crume, 87, KemvUle, who died 
^ Uke IsabeUa AprU 23, Adrian 
Foster, pastor of the Southern Baptist 
Church win officiate. A native of 
Missouri, Crume was a retired car- 
penter who lived In Kern County 18 
years. He Is survived by a son, 
Haskell Crume, KernvUle; daughters 
Wanda Lee Brarlel, Brownfleld, 
Texas, and Mardell Stewart, San 
Francisco; a brother, Clifford H 
uni"®' 2fl'««"fleld; seven grand- 
children; 22 great-grandchildren and 
10 great-great-grandchildren. 



Thu rsday 
May 4, 1978 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
May 18, 19 78 



Thursday 
May 18, 19 7! 



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OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Robert Thomas Harold Young Robert Donnelly 



Services were held lut Saturday at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for Robert 
Merrit Thomas, 57, of Southlake. 

Thomai, owner-manager of KOA 
Campground, died in Bakerafield on 
Wednesday, April 26. 

He had been a resident of Kem 
River Valley for one month and was a 
Veteran of World War II. 

He is survived by his wife Betth of 
Southlake; a son Robert of Lake 
Isabella, another ion, Richard of 
Midpines, Calif, and two daughter*. 
Gall of North Hollywood and Judy of 
Midpines. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Nora Hunt 

Graveaide services were held for 
Nora Eleanor Hunt, 86, at Kem River 
VaUey Cemetery last Friday, April 28 
with Pastor Hugh Power officiating. 

She is survived by a son-in-law, 
Larry Drlnkwlne, of Lake Isabella. 



services were neid last Monday, 
May 15, at Kern River Valley Ceme- 
tery for longtime valley resident 
Harold Irwin Young, S8, of Mt. Mesa. 

Services were officiated by Pa*tor 
Mike Goodyear. 

A veteran of World War II, Young 
died on May 12. He ia survived by his 
wife, Genevieve of Mt. Mesa; a son, 
Deputy Sheriff Jim Young of Wofford 
Heights; another son Bill Young of 
Idaho; a daughter Marilyn Young of 
Bakersfleld; one brother, Bob Young 
of Long Beach; a sister, Genevieve 
Schultz of Idaho and six grandchild- 
ren. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

"Hopie'* Jordan 

Funeral Services were held at St. 
Slnbar Catholic Church in Burbank on 
May 10 for Esperanda (Hople) Jor- 
dan, 54, of Wofford Heights. 

Mrs. Jordan was a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past two 
years and is survived by her husband, 
Weam of Wofford Heights. 

She died on May 7 In Tarzana. 

Orrie Beswick 



Funeral services were held yester- 
day for Orrie Beswick, 92, of Mt. 
Mesa. 

Beswick was a member of the 
Southlake Senior Citizens Association, 
Carpenters Local No. 1417 of Comp- 
ton; and a charter member of Elks 
Lodge No. 888 in Long Beach. 

Services were at Glen Haven Men>- 
orial Park in San Fernando. 

He Is survived by a niece, Jane 
Pipkin, of Lake Isabella. 



FAMILY HlSTOWUBflA^Y 



0073646 



Graveside services by the Kem 
Valley Masonic Lodge No. 827 were 
held for Robert Golden Donnelly 
yesterday at Kern River VaUey Ceme- 
tery. 

Donnelly, 70, was a 17 year resident 
of Wofford Heights and was a retired 
Los Angeles city fireman. He died 
May 14. 

A charter member of the local 
Masonic Lodge, he is survived by his 
wife Beatrice of Wofford Heights; a 
son, William, of Los Alamltos; a 
brother Edwin of Crossville and two 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

John Franklin 

Services for John Lewis Franklin, 
81, of Lake IsabeUa were held last 
Wednesday in the VaUey Mortuary 
Chapel with Reverend B.M. CaUioun 
officiating. 

Burial foUowed at Kern River Val- 
ley cemetery. ^ 

Franklin was a member of tiie 
CaUfornia Association of Realtors; 
National Association of Realtors and 
Kem VaUey Board of Realtors. He 
was a past member of the Gardena 
Board of Realtors. 

He is survived by his wife Florence 
of Lake IsabeUa; a daughter, La- 
Verne Adames, of Lake IsabeUa; and 
a son, Kenneth, of Ventura. Also a 
brother. BUI of Oklahoma, a sister, 
Maggie of Fresno; four grandchild- 
ren; 10 great grandchildren; and one 
great-great grandchild, 

Lilyan Will 

Funeral services were held may 10 
at Highland Chapel United Methodist 
Church for Lilyan Needier WUl, 72, of 
Lake IsabeUa. 

Burial foUowed at Kem River Val- 
ley Cemetery. 

She la survived by her husband of 
Lake IsabeUa; four sons: Howard, 
Robert, John and C.C. ; and a daught- 
er Laurie. 

Mrs. Wm was a resident of the 
vaUey for 13 years. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
May 25, 197i 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 1, 1978 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 1, 197! 

OBITUARY 



Jack Harris 

A memorial service conducted by 
Moose Lodge No. 49e for Jack Frank* 
lln Harris was held yesterday at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel. 

The eulogy was given by Jack 
Meek. 

Harris, 66, died on May 20. H« was a 
retired railroad clerk for Soutbam 
Pacific raUway. 

He is survived by his wife, EImdot 
Harris of Lake Isabella; a dau^taUr- 
In-law, Jennie Harris of ParamouDt; 
two brothers, William and ClaytM, 
both of Michigan; a sister, KattuyQ of 
Michigan; and three grandchlldrfn. 



William Thomas Tressa Eubank 



Services for William McUln 
Thomas, 53, of Onyx were held last 
Friday at Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Churdi, Highland Chapel with Rever- 
end James 0, Huz officiating. 

Burial followed at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife Fern of 
Onyx, four sons, BlUy, Joseph, 
Anthony and Christopher all of Onyx; 
a daughter, Connie of Bakersfield; 
five brothers, Henry and Joe of North 
Carolina and Jim, Garland and Bruce, 
all of Georgia; and a sister, Sylvia 
Fox of North Carolina. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Earle Miller 

Services will be held tomorrow, 
Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m., at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Earle Q. Miller, 
67, of Wofford Heights, Burial will 
follow at Kern River Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

Officiating will be Pastor Donald 
Rouisten. 

He is survived by his wife, Natalia, 
of Wofford Heights and two sisters, 
Mrs. Ruth Smith of California, and 
Mrs. Lina Schmidt of Washington. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Funeral services for Tressa E4na 
Eubank, 82, of KemviUe, were held 
last Friday at Valley Mortuary Chap- 
el. Officiating was Pastor Fred War 
ren. Burial followed at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

He is survived by two sons, William 
of Santa Maria and Eugene of Santa 
Rosa; a daughter, Patricia Barker of 
KemvUle; two sisters, Ruth and 
Eloise, both of Decatur, Texas; eight 
grandchildren; and three great 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Delbert Brisby 

Services were held May 20 in 
Downey for Riverkern resident Del- 
bert 0. Brisby, 62. a retired switch- 
man for Union Pacific Railroad. 

He was a resident of Riverkern the 
last seven years and is survived by his 
wife of the Riverkern address. Brisby 
is also survived by three sons, Rich- 
ard of Florida; Michael of LaMirada; 
and Glenn of Diamond Bar. Also six 
grandchildren and a sister, LaVelle of 
North Hollywood. 



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Thursday 
June 8, 1978 

OBITUARY 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
June 22, 1978 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 6, 1978 

OBITUARY 



5 3 



Eugene McGee Norma Pearson Florence Riley 



Eugene L. McGee passed away May 
29th at the Mercy Hospital In Bakers- 
field. There were no services. 

He is survived by his wife Bernice of 
Wofford Heights, a son, Michael of 
Hermosa Beach, a daughter, Karen 
Sowers of Virginia, and a daughter, 
Susan Martin of Hermosa Beach, two 
Krandsons, a brother and two sisters. 



Virginia DeBord 

Funeral services for Virginia Ruth 
DeBord, 53, of Mt. Mesa, were held 
last Monday at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel with Rev. James Hux officiat- 
ing. Burial was at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

A resident of the valley for IH 
years, she died on June 1. 

A 25 year member of Eastern Star, 
she is survived by her husband Willis 
C. DeBord of their Mt. Mesa address; 
two sons, Bill and Larry; two daught- 
ers, Linda and Nancy; three brothers, 
Bob, Albert and Don; her mother, 
Else and five grandchidren. 



Services will be held this afternoon, 
Thursday, June 22, for Norma Deb- 
orah Pearson, 77, of KernviUe. 

A resident of the area for 10 years 
she was a retired owner of a bait k 
tackle shop in Paramount. 

The graveside services at Kem 
River Valley Cemetery will begin at 1 
p.m. with Rev. Hugh Power officiat- 
ing. 

She is survived by a daughter, 
Virginia McGuire of Wofford Helghta; 
a brother Bart Palmer of Clear Lake; 
a sister Theo Kroeger of Davia; aeven 
grandchildren and five great grand- 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Private services for Florence Leoiw 
Riley, 69, of Lake Isabella were held 
last week. 

A resident of the area for five yean, 
she la survived by her husband, 
Theodore, of Lake Isabella, and one 
sister, Betty Lou Casey of Kansas 
City, Missouri. 



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54 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
July 20, 197! 

ACCIDENT 



Thursday 
July 27, 197J 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 27, 197! 

OBITUARY 



Two Die 
In Accident 



The growing number of vUiton to 
the valley this year Is up by 12 
percent, compared to last year. 

So, obviously the rate of traffic has 
increased as the summer months 
progress. 

To date, there has been 10 auto 
related fatalities. Just in the last seven 
months, compared to 6 deaths for all 
of '77. 

Just last week two more collisions 
were reported. 

The first Incident happened on July 
13, 1978 (see photo) when Michael 
Sutcliff e of Woff ord Heights was south 
bound on Burlando Road and Oscar 
Perez of Los Angeles had been 
stopped, then Just started moving to 
pull off on the south side of the 
highway, when he was struck from the 
rear by Sutcliffe's 1960 Bulck. There 
were no injuries reported. 

The second incident was reported at 
9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 1978, on 
Mt. 99, where Donald Rawson of 
Johnsondale and companion Donna 
McKlnty of Kemville were traveling 
south bound at excessive speed and 
loss control on a right curve and 
slammed off the right side of the 
roadway overturning down a 70 foot 
orck Inbankment into the Kern River, 
Just '>^ a mile north of Campground 1 

The couple were pinned in the '64 
Plymouth for 14 hours, before CHP 
Officers could have them ruibtd to 
Kern VaUey Hospital by Bohn'f 
Ambulance, there they were pro- 
nounced D.O.A., the cause of death 
was apparent drowning. 



Burl Gibson 

Services for Burl Gibson of Lawn- 
dale, Calif, were held last Monday at 
Kern Valley Cemetery with Pastor 
Mike Goodyear officiating. 

Gibson, 41, was a drowning victim 
of the Kern River. 

Employed by Dow Chemical he is 
survived by his wife Joyce Gibson; 
two sons, Darryl and James i a 
daughter Lora; and four brothers, 
John, Darvln, Bill and Mike; three 
sisters, Ellen, Carlas and Rodie; and 
his father, James. 

■Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 

Donna McKinty 

Funeral services for Donna Louise 
McKinty, 20, of Johnsondale were held 
at the Kemville Methodist Church 
July 19. 

Burial followed at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

A planner for American Forest 
Products, she died as a result of an 
auto accident July 14. 

She is survived by her father, Cyril 
of Johnsondale; her mother Shirley 
Stubblefield of Kemville; a brother 
Cyril. Jr. of Woff ord Heights; and two 
sisters, Beatrice of Johnsondale and 
Shirley of Louisiana. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



George Liebel 

Services for longtime Kern River 
VaUey resident George Uebel, 73. of 
Bodfish were helct^st Friday at 
VaUey .Mortuary Chapel. 

Uebel was a retired fireman having 
worked for the Forest Service and the 
Kern County Fire Department, He 
was also a hard rock miner and was a 
veteran of World War II. 

Services were officiated by Rev. 
Mike Goodyear with burial foUowlng 
at Kern River VaUey Cemetery. 

He is survived by five brothers, 
Frank of Bodfish; aem of Los 
Angeles; Ted of Bakersfleld; Rudolph 
of Bakersfleld and PhUlip of Los 
Angeles. Also, four sisters, Mrs. 
Donald West of San Marcos; Mrs. 
Margaret Brassfield of Bakersfleld; 
Mrs. Mary Edeal of New Mexico and 
Mrs. Caroline Houser of Onyx. 

Arrangements by VaUey Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
July 27, 1978 

ACCIDENT 



5 5 



Two Persons Killed 
In Valley Accidents 



Aatccaobile related deaths reached 
12 last weekend as accidents claimed 
the fives of a Wofiord Heights resident 
and a Bakersfield man. 

The first accident resulted in a 
cocxY&nation effort on the park of 
Califamia Highway Patrol officer Jim 
Malouf and Kem Coanty sheriffs 
deputies. 

Last Friday morning fishermen 
reported seeing a car underway near 
Kem Valley BAarina. 

After investigation by officers on 



the scene and the pulling of the car 
from the lake the body of David 
Wooden, 22, was found strapped in the 

-vehicle. 

Kem County Coroner pronounced 
Wooden DOA at the scene. 

Malouf estimated that the accident 
occurred on July 16, the last known 
time Wooden was seen by anybody. 
The officer said apparently he was 
travelling at a high rate of speed, lost 
control, and plunged aver a curve Just 
east of the Marina. 



Fatality number 12 for the Kem 
River Valley so far this year was 
Dennis Harper, 22, of Bakersfield. 

Last Sunday Harper slammed his 
car into a boulder on Highway 178, 
west of Borel Road. He and a 
passenger, Kim Anderson, also of 
Bakersfield, were transported to Kem 
Medical Center. 

Harper was DOA while Anderson is 
listed as being in satisfactory con- 
dition. 



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Thursday 
Aug. 3, 1978 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Aug. 3, 1978 



Thursday 

Aug. 10, 1978 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Ernest McArthur Norman McLean Kathleen Roberts 



Funeral services for Emwt Clifton 
McArthur, 83, were held la<t Friday at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel. 

A resident of KemvUle for 14 yean, 
he was a retired fabric dyer for 
Western Costumes, motion picture 
industry. 

Services were officiated by Rev, 
Mike Goodyear with burial at Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. 

McArthur Is survived by his wife 
Marie of KernviUe, a son Raymond, 
two daughters. Myrtle and Jeanie, 
and 13 grandchildren. 

ArrangemenU by Valley Mortuary. 

Allan MacEachem 

Private services for Allan Ouzx:«n 
MacEachem, 62, of Bodfiah ware b«id 
last Thursday at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel. 

The service was officiated by MooM 
Lodge No. 498. 

Mac Eachem, a resident of the 
valley for one year, is survived by his 
wife Jeanette, two sons, Bruct and 
Art, two daughters, Debbie and Joan 
and seven grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Services for Norman WiUiam 
Mcl,<eaii.of Los Angeles mni iMatl 
recently at Valley Mortuary CS^tf. 

McLean, 76, died July 22 at Ka1s«- 
Hospital in Hollywood. 

Services were officiated by Pastor 
Stephen Nagler. Burial was at Kem 
River Valley Cemetery. 

He was a member of Masonic 
Lodge, Shrlners, Elks Lodge and 
Moose Lodge. 

McLean is survived by his wife 
Beulah, a son. Bill, a sister Oladys 
and two grandchildren, Diane and 
John. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Ross Shatv 

Services were held last Monday for 
Ross Harry Shaw, 71, of Havllah who 
died July 27. 

Officiating the services was Father 
J. Frederick Johnson. Burial followed 
at Kem River Valley Cemetery. 

Shaw was a member of the Masonic 
Lodge No. 827, Elks Lodge, CB Qub 
and Founding Member of St Peters 
Episcopal Church. 

He is survived by his wife Altha, a 
brother, William, a sister Dorothy, a 
nephew Tom and a neice, Alice. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Graveside services for Kathleen 
Porter Roberts, 55, of Bodfiah, were 
held last Monday at Kem River 
Valley cemetery. 

She was a cook at Ewings-on4he 
Kern for more than 30 years and was a 
resident of the valley for eight years. 

Officiating the services was Pastor 
Stephen Nagler. 

She ii survived by her husband, 
Newland, of Bodfish; two sons, Leo 
and Russell; two daughters, Yvonne 
and Dianne; 12 grandchildren and 2 
great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Lauretta Tuomi 

Servlcus idi Lauretta Baker TuonH, 
60, of Ijike Isabella were held last 
Monday at Kern Hiver Valley Ceme- 
tery. The services were officiated by 
I'astor Mike Goodyear. 

A resident of the valley for two 
years she is survived by herijuibwjd, 
Eugene, of Lake Isabelli;:' a^dOQ. 
Philip of Newhali; and two sisters, 
Doris Riddle of Montana and Elva 
Baker of Tustin. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Charles Cicutte 

Funeral services for Charles C. 
Cicotte, longtime resident of the 
Kern River Valley, were held last 
Friday at Valley Mortuary Chap- 
el. 

Burial followed at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. 

Cicotte, 75, was a veteran of 
WW II and was a member of Post 
1937, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

He is survived by his widow, 
Vesta of Lake Isabella and a 
sister, Lucille, who resides in 
Missouri. 

Arrangements by Valley Mo^ 
tuar. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



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Thursday 
Aug. 17, 197! 



Thursday 

Aug. 31, 1978 



Thursday 
Aug. 31, 197i 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Joe Loveall 

Private services for Joe Loveall, 50 
year resident of the Kern River Valley 
were held in Glendale. 

Loveall, 71, died Sunday. He had 
worited for several ranches and the 
U.S. Forest Service. 

He is survived by his wife Bemlce 
and four sisters, Betty, Gay, Dorothy 
and HaUie. 

Brandy Tate 



Brandy Kathleen Tate, Infant 
daughter of Kathleen and Jim Tate of 
Bakersfield, Grandaughter of Jerry 
and Dwight Pascoe of Lake Isabella. 
Services were held Monday, Augujt 
14, at the Hillcrcst cemetary. 



John Price 

Services were held for John Bruce 
Price, 53, of South Carolina, Auguit 12 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

Officiating was Donald Roulitw, 
pastor. Highland Chap«l Church. 

A veteran of WWII, Korea and 
Vietnam, Price died August 6 at the 
U.S. Naval Medical Center, Charles 
ton. South Carolina. 

He U lurvlved by his wife Marjorie, 
a daughter, Elizabeth, a ion, Thomas, 
a daughter, Julia, parenU Mr. and 
Mrs. John D. Price, three brothen, 
six sisters and a grandson. 



Robert Marr 

Service* for Flobert Bert Marr of 
Kemvllle were icheduled to be held at 
Valley Mortuary Qiapel today, Thur»- 
day, August 31, beginning at 10 a.m. 

Owner of Bob Marr Construction, he 
was a realdent of the area for nine 
years. He died on August 28. 

Officiating the service is Reverend 
James 0. Hux. 

Burial will be at the Oakwood 
Memorial Park in Chatsworth. 

He Is survived by his wile Betty of 
Kemville; three daughters, Joyce, 
Mary and Cathy; two brothers, WU- 
llaia and Thomas; three sisters, 
Louise;' Dorothy and Francis; his 
mother Mrs. Gertrude Marr and six 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Ethel Cox 

Graveside services were held yes- 
terday at Kern River Valley cemetery 
for Ethel Dorothy Cox, M, Uke 
Isabella, with Pastor B.M. Calhoon 
officiating. 

She died in Bakersfield on August 
28. 

A retired supervisor for Thrifty 
Drugstore she is survived by her 
husband Marion Cox of Lake Isabella; 
a brother, Elmer of Missouri; a sister. 
Rose of Salinas; two nieces and one 
nephew. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Jay Koch 



Services were held last week for 
Jay Edward Koch, 69, of Southlake 
Estates. 

A vigil was held last Friday night at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel and funeral 
services were held at St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church last Saturday, 

Officiating was Father Frederick 
Johnson. 

Burial was at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 

A veteran of World War II, he is 
survived by his wife Letty of their 
Southlake Estates home. 

Josephine Hazlett 

S ervlces were conducted at Forest 
Lawn Covlna Hills last week for 
Josephine D. Hazlett. 77, of Southlake 
Estates. 

Officiating at the services was the 
American Legion. 

A veteran of World War II, she 
serviced in the U.S . Army and was 
overseas for 30 months. She was first 
vic»<ommander of Post 261, Aawrl- 
can l4glQQ.ln El Monte. 

She Is survived by her husband, 
Edward of Southlake Estates; four 
sisters, Thelma, Llnnle, Hope and 
Edna; and one brother, George. 



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Thursday 
Sept. 7, 197J 



Thursday 
Sept . 14 , 



1978 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Melvin Anderson 



Funeral services for Melvin Jack 
Anderson were held on Monday, Sept. 
4, 1976 at 11 a.m. and was laid to rest 
in Kern River Valley cemetery. 

The 71 year old Wofford Heights 
resident was a technician for MGM 
studios for 35 years. 

Survivors of Mr. Anderson are his 
wife Ellen, son Tom. daughter Alida 
Bush and his brothers Hilton and 
Keith Anderson along with sister 
Shirley Dale. 

Rev. Edward A. Rutherford offici- 
ated. 

Flowers have not been omitted, but 
contributions may be made to the 
Cancer Memorial fund in care of Dr. 
Uhirl, 525 34th St., Bakersfield, Ca 
93301. 



Floyd Wagner 



Private services were held recently 
for Floyd Byron Wagner, 6a, of Uke 
Isabella who died on Sept. 7 in 
Bakersfield. 

A retired security guard for Hughes 
Aircraft, he was a resident of the 
valley for seven years. 

Wagner is survived by his wife Ruth 
of Lake Isabella andhis mother, Mr«. 
Emma Tuttle of Wofford Heights. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Sept. 21, 1978 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Sept. 21, 197i 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Sept. 28, 1978 

OBITUARY 



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Mary Dyer 

Services were held last Monday for 
Mary Elizabeth Dyer of Onyx who 
died Sept. 13 in Chino. 

Dyer, 59, was a housewife and had 
lived In the valley for six years. 

Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel with Brother E. B. 
Wallace officiating. Burial followed at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Joseph of Onyx; a son Ronald, also of 
Onyx; another son, Danny, of Ontar- 
io; a daughter, Phyllis Smith of 
Oxnard; three brothers, Paul, Wilmer 
and George, all of Indiana and three 
sisters, Helen Stafford of Burbank, 
Gladys Hilbert of Onyx and Lucille 
Laughter of Onyx. Also seven grand- 
children and six great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Mildred Baskins 

Graveside services for Mildred 
Elvira Baskins, 61, of Bodfish were 
held last Saturday with Pastor Mike 
Goodyear officiating. 

Burial was at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 

BasklnJs is survived by her husband, 
Edward of Bodfish; a stepson, Ron of 
Rujunga; a stepdaughter, Marilyn of 
Los Alamitos; a sister Thelma Still- 
man of Montana; one grandchild and 
one great-grandchild. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Wilbur Grant 

Services for longtime Kern River 
VaUey resident WUbur Mekeney 
Grant, 77, of Wofford Height* were 
held last Tuesday at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery with Pastor Mike 
Goodyear officiating. 

A retired supervisor at the Long 
Beach Naval Shipyard, Grant was a 
resident of the valley for 18 years. 

He is survived by his wife Cecelia of 
Wofford Heights; a son WUbur of New 
York, a daughter Julia of Idaho, five 
grandchildren and one great-grand- 
child. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Argus Perry 

Private services for Argus Baker 
Perry, 46, a resident of the valley for 
40 years, were held recently. 

Perry resided in Weldon. 

He is survived by his wife Lucille of 
Weldon; a son Steven Perry of 
Wofford Heighta and three daughters, 
Debra who resides in Germany; and 
Kristine and Elizabeth, both of Wel- 
don. Also Patricia Berry of Bakers- 
field and Erma Perry, of Weldon, both 
sisters. 

He is also survived by hla parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry of Weldon 
and one grandchild. 



Clarence Olson 



Services were held last Saturday at 
Kemvllle United Methodist Church 
for Clarence Lane Olson, 73, of Lake 
Isabella. Burial followed at Kem 
River Valley Cemetery. 

He had died on Sept. 19 at Marina 
Del Rey. 

A retired salesman for Belltone 
Hearing Aids, he is survived by his 
wife Elsie of Lake Isabella; a son 
Kenneth of South Dakota; a daughter 
Carol Patterson of Lake Isabella; a 
sister, Irene of South DakoU; eight 
grandchildren and nine grea^gra^d• 
children. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Emma Clodge 

Services were held at Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel on Sept. 21 for Emma 
Clodge, 87, of Bodfish. 

A resident of the valley for 10 years, 
she died Sept. 19. 

Services were officiated by Rever- 
end B. M. Calhoun with burial 
following at Kem River Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

She Is survived by a daughter, Rita 
Cote of Bodfish; a sister, Catherine of 
Minnesota; five grandchildren and 10 
great-grandchildren. 



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Oct. 5, 197i 



Thursday 

Oct. 19, 1978 



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Margaret Ahop June Weghorst Queenie Rojas 



Margaret C. Alaop, beloved wife of 
Edward M. AJsop for 37 years, died at 
her home In Wofford Height* on Sept. 
2a, after a long battle with cancer. 

Nurse, wife, veteran, mother Mar- 
garet rated high In all these roles in 
her affectionate and compassionate 
manner. She had long years of service 
as a Registered Nurse and in World 
War II served as an Army nurse. He 
was married while in the service on 
July 18, 1942. 

In addition to her husband, Marga- 
ret is survived by a son, Richard E. 
Alsop of Bakersfield, and a daughter, 
Mrs. Alan Clark (Margaret E.) of San 
Diego. There are three grandsons and 
a fourth grandchild on the way. Other 
close surviving relatives Include four 
sisters and numerous nieces and 
nephews. 

Margaret was bom in Bozeman, 
Montana on May 24, 1906. She was the 
daughter of Jacob and Marie Carolus, 
prominent pioneers and wheat farm- 
ers of Montana. 

Margaret was an active member of 
"Ladles Of The Elks" in Rosary was 
recited at St. Judes Church in Wofford 
Heights on Sept. 29, and Mass was 
said Sept. 30, at St. Judes. 



Services were held last Tuesday at 
Kem River Valley Cemetery for June 
Pauline Weghorst. 62, of Uke Isabel- 
la. Officiating was Pastor Stephen 
Nagler. 

She died Oct. 1 after Uving in the 
valley for 12 years. 

A cook for Dam Komer No. 1 for 
nine years, she is survived by her 
husband John of Kemville; a son John 
Carl Weghorst, III, of Lake Isabella; 
and three daughters, Trudl WlUlama, 
Tina Lowe and Linda Specht, all of 
Lake Isabella. 

Also surviving Is her mother, Mrs. 
Gertrude Hoffman of Burbank and 
one grandchild. 

Arrangementa by Valley Mortuary. 

Coy Nigh 

Private services for Coy Danle 
Nigh, 65, of Weldon, were held 
recently with arrangementa made by 
Valley Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 

A retired traffic manager, Nigh 
died Sept. 27. 

He la survived by his wli«Mlldr«JL£< 
Weldon's two sisters, Viola Lagau of 
Hedondo Beach and Gladys DeMas- 
lers of San Antonio. 



Graveside services were held Oct. 
17 at old Kern River Valley Cemetery 

for Queenie Wilacn RoJas, 87. 

For the past six years she lived on 
Balboa Island with her daughter 
Dorothy Vairl. Previous to that she 
lived in the Kem River Valley for 20 
yean. She was the widow of the late 
Chief Rojas who died In 1963. 

Officiating the service was Rever- 
end Mike Goodyear. 

In addition to her daughter she is 
alao survived by a sister, Clara, of 
Toronto, Canada, two grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 

Leonard Hayes 

Services were held last Wednesday 
for Leonard Orval Hayes, 69, of Lake 
Isabella. 

Services were held at Highland 
Chapel, Lake Isabella with Reverend 
James 0. Hux officiating. Burial 
followed at Hlllcrest Memorial ParK. 

Hayes died Oct. 13, in San Gabriel. 

An honorary member of the Moun- 
tain Air CB Club, call name "Dakota 
Slim," Hayes is survived by his vrtfe 
Alice i>f Lake Isabella; three daught- 
ers, Maryls Day, Mira Loma; Lenora 
May, Buena Park and Caxol Edwartlii 
Republic, Missouri; three tUtert, 
BeulA Wilbur of Bell Gardeni, 0«Ua 
Kntebooe of South Dakota and Sada 
Benson of Iowa. Also six grandchild- 
ren. 



Sara Lewis 

Services were held last Monday for 
Sara Jobes Lewis, 79, of Onyx who 
died Oct. 12. 

Reverend Russell Menges officiated 
the services held at Live Oak Memor- 
ial Park Chapel. 

She had resided in the Kern River 
Valley for the past three years, living 
with her daughter Alice Burkhart of 
Onyx. 

Mrs. Lewis is survived by a son 
Ernest of Lucerne Valley, her daught- 
er Alice of Onyx, two brothers and two 
sisters, seven grandchildren and six 
great-grandchildren . 



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Oct. 26, 1978 



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Thursday 

Nov. 16, 1978 



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Gilbert Sabers Esther Lehman Harley Lane 



Services for Gilbert Peter Sabers, 
61, of Lake Isabella were held 
recently. 

Officiating was Father Mark Ren- 
ner of St. Judes Catholic Church. 
Burial followed at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 

A retired cabinet installer, Sabers Is 
survived by his wife Lucille of Lake 
Isabella; a son Dennis of Long Beach; 
a daughter Denice of Columbia; five 
brothers Including Elmer Sabers of 
1-ake Isabella; three sisters and five 
grandchildren. 

Thomas 

Henderson 

Funeral services will be held Satur- 
day at 11 a.m. at Highland Chapel. 
Lake Isabella, for Thomas Jay Hen- 
derson, 24, of Onyx. 

Henderson died In Sylmar on Oct, 
21. 

He Is survived by his parent* Mr. 
and Mrs. Jay Henderson of Onyx; a 
brother, Scott Henderson of Bakers- 
field and a sister, Susie Henderson of 
Spain; and grandparents Mr. and 
Mrs. J. C. Henderson. 

Officiating the service will be Elder 
Joe Marshall. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

George Wood 

Services were held last Monday for 
George Raymond Wood, 62, of Wof- 
ford Heights who died Oct. 19 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

A retired policeman for the Los 
Angeles Police Department, Wood 
was a valley resident for five years. 

Services were held at KernvUle 
Methodist Church with Paster Mike 
Goodyear officiating. Burial followed 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife Dorothy 
of Wofford Heights; a son George of 
Texas; two daughters, Loretta and 
Crystal; a half-brother Cyril and nine 
grandchildren. 

Wood was past chairman of Dou^- 
las-El Segundo Hod U Gun Club; past 
member of Kern River Valley Board 
of Realtors; a member of the Elks; a 
member of Masonic Angeles Meu No. 
625 and a member of Dam Dancers. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Funeral services were held last 
Wednesday at Valley Mortuary Chap- 
el for Esther EUiabeth Lehman, 74, of 
Uike Isabella. 

Mrs. Lehman died November 13. 

Officiating the service was Raver- 
end Donald Roulsten with burial 
following at Kern River Valley Ceme- 
tery. 

The deceased was Past President of 
American Legion Lakes Auxiliary In 
Cambria, California and was a mem- 
ber of the Veterans of World War I 
Auxiliary, Lake Isabella as well as a 
member of the Ladles of the Mooae 
Lodge, No. 498, Lake Isabella. 

She Is survived by her husband 
Stuart of Lake Isabella; a son Donald 
Brown of Lake Isabella ; three sisters, 
Ruth Rich and Jewel Nelr, both of 
Michigan, and Caroline Stenblt. Also 
one grandson, Donald Brown, III. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Johne Carolton 



Services for Johne Henry Carolton,«6, 
of Lake Isabella were held at Kern 
River Valley Cemetery last Thureday 
with the Reverend James Huz 
officiating. 

A veteran of World War II, Carolton 
died on November 4. 

He is survived by a brother, George 
of Lake Isabella and three grandchild- 
ren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 



Services were held last Monday for 
Harley Franklin Une, 71, of Wofford 
Heights. 

L*ne, former owner of Shady Lane 
Saloon In Lake Isabella, died last 
Friday. 

Services were held at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery with Reverend B.M. 
Calhoun and VFW Post No. 76M 
officiating. 

He was a member of the local VFW, 
member of Elks Club, Canoga Park, 
and a Veteran of World War I. 

Lane Is survived by his wife Emma 
of Wofford Heights; two sons, Harley 
of Los Alamos, New Mexico and 
David of Hawthorne; two brothers, 
Harry of Hermlaton, Oregon and Gail 
of Goldendale. Washington; a sister, 
Leona of Tualatin, Oregon; four 
grandchildren and one great-grand- 
child. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 



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Thursday 

Nov. 30, 1978 



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Thursday 

Nov. 30, 1978 



Thursday 
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Tex Noles 



Graveside services for Clifford 
"Tex" Noles of KernvUle were held at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery last 
Saturday with Reverend Donald Roul- 
sten officiating. 

A retired \ake foreman for the Kern 
County Park and Recreation Depart- 
ment, Noles was a resident of the 
valley for 55 years. 

He is survived by his wife Kathryn 
of KernviUe; two sons, Ronald and 
Richard; three grandchildren and 
three great grandchildren. 

Bessie Fessler 

Services were held at Pacific Crest 
Cemetery in Redondo Beach last week 
for Bessie Anna Fessler, 78, of 
KernviUe. 

She died on November 18, after 
having lived in the Kem River Valley 
for 10 years. 

She is survived by her husband, J.B. 
Fessler of KernviUe, and two grand- 
children, Janet Niver of Santa Rosa 
and Adrienne Lee of San Diego. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Wallace Robbins 

Private services were held last 
week for Wallace Leroy Robbins of 
Southlake Estates. 

Robbins, 74, died on November 19 
and was a resident of the valley for 10 
years. 

He is survived by his wife Dorothea, 
a daughter Connie, a son H. Vincent, 
and grandchildren Terri, Brook, Dan, 
Dennis, Brian and Shawn. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



William Suling 



Services were held at the United 
Presbyterian Church of Fallbrook last 
week for former Kem River Valley 
resident William Suling. 

Suling, one-time owner of the Kem 
Lodge, died on November 22. 

He was a member of Kern River 
Valley Masonic Lodge No. 827 and 
also a member of Fallbrook Masonic 
Lodge 317. The FaUbrook lodge offici- 
ated the funeral service. 

He Is survived by his wife Mary, a 
daughter Jean and three grand- 
children. 

Before moving to Fallbrook, Suling 
was very active in valley affairs. 

William Blake 

Graveside services for William 
Edward Blake, 80, of Lake Isabella 
were held last week at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

Blake, a retired steel worker, died 
on November 19. He was a resident of 
the valley for eight years. 

Officiating the service was Rever- 
end Hugh Power. 

He is survived by his wife Anna Mae 
of Lake Isabella; two daughters, Mrs. 
Mary Taylor of Lake Isabella and 
Mrs. WUla Morgan of Norwalk; a 
sister, Mrs. Golda Kittle of Kansas; 
three grandchildren and four great 
grandchildren. 



Beverly Moe 



Graveside services were held for 
Beverly Moe, Dec. 6, 1978, at Sunny 
Side Cemetery in Long Beach. 

A long time resident in the Comp- 
ton. Long Beach area she moved to 
the Weldon area four years ago. 

She is survived by two sons, Jim 
Moe of North Hollywood and Terry 
Moe of Weldon and a sister, Mrs. 
Chappell Kimberlin of Weldon. 



Alvin Carmichael 



Funeral services were held Mon- 
day, December 4, at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery for Alvin B. Car- 
michael, 68, of Bodfish. 

Pastor Stephen Nagler of the Shep- 
herd of the Hills Lutheran Church 
officiated. Mr. Carmichael is survived 
by his wife Ruth of Bodfish, a sister 
Vera Huff of Portland, Oregon, two 
sons Gary and Thomas, and five 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Thursday 

Dec. 14, 1978 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Dec. 21, 1978 



Thursday 

Dec. 21, 1978 



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Johnnie Ringo Charles Chastain Gladys Prowant 



Services were held December 1, for 
Johnnie Moneta Ringo, 98, of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mrs. Ringo was the first of five 
generations currently living in the 
Kern River Valley. She died Nov- 
ember 2&, In Bakersfield. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. 
Daisy M. Main, of Lake Isabella and 
Lillian Newman of San Jose; two 
sons, Robert Ringo, of SusanviUe, Ca. 
and Roger Ringo of Grandview, 
Washington; seventeen grandchild- 
ren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 
great-great grandchildren. 

ArrangemenU were by Frlsbie, 
Warren & Carroll Mortuary in Stock- 
ton. Ca., Committal at Farmington 
Memorial Cemetery. 



Charles Chastain 58, died In Delano 
on December 13th after a lengthy 
Illness. Bom In Tennessee, he was a 
resident of Lake Isabella for the past 
five years. 

Mr. Chastain was widowed and Is 
survived by a daughter Sandra of 
Oregon. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Audie Parker 

Audle Parker, 81, died at home 
during the early morning of Dec- 
ember 18th. Mr. Parker was a 
resident of KernvUle and a retired 
railroad worker. 

He is survived by his wife, Anna, of 
KemvUle, two daughters; Flo Mills of 
KernvUle and Wanda Mitchell of 
Glendale; a son, Jasper Parker of Los 
Angeles; two sisters; Pearl Rhlmes of 
Los Angeles, Bessie Saddler of Miss- 
ouri; and 10 Grandchildren. Mr. 
Parker was a member of the Oddfel- 
lows Lodge and had lived In the Los 
Angeles area prior to moving to the 
Kern River Valley 12 years ago. 

Memorial services will be held at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel. Thursday, 
December 21 at 11:00 a.m. Interment 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery will 
follow. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



A memorial service was held Dec- 
ember 15, 1978 at KernvlUe Methodist 
Church, for Gladys E. Prowant. 
Donald Roulsten, Pastor of Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church, 
Lake Isabella, officiated. 

Assistance at the services were 
members of the Kern River Valley 
Elks. A memorial luncheon was held 
at the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge 
after the services. 

Mrs. Prowant resided in Kern 
County 19 years and is survived by her 
husband Horance and one son, F.L. 
Nicholas of Tehachapl. 



Leo Doss 



Leo Chester Doss passed away 
Tuesday, December 19 In Bakersfield. 

A member of the U.S. Anny 
Expeditionary Forces In World War I, 
Mr. Doss was a member of Chlno 
Barracks No. 799 American Legion. 

Mr. Doss survived by his wife, Elsie 
of KernvlUe; a sister, Mabel of 
Concord; one brother, Vernon J. 
Doss of Vlsalla; a daughter, Audrey 
McLaurln of Mt. Mesa and two 
GrandchUdren. 

A graveside service will full mili- 
tary honors will be held at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery Friday, December 
22 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Dec. 28, 1978 

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Thursday 
Dec. 28, 1911 

OBITUARY 



Margaret Casper 

Margaret Louise Casper a resident 
of Lake Isabella, passed away Dec. 23, 
1978 in Mt. Mesa, Mrs. Casper, a 
retired candymaker for Knotta Berry 
Farm for 10 years, had made her 
home iji Lake Isabella for the past 9 
months and has lived in the state of 
California for 33 years. Mrs. Casper 
was bom March 8, 1927 In the state of 
lU. 

Memorial services wiU be Sat. Dec. 
30, 1978 in Westminister, Calif. Burial 
was Tuesday Dec, 28, 1978 In Westmin- 
ister Memorial Park. 

Mrs. Casper is survived by a son, 
Mel Hetrick of Lake Isabella, 5 
brothers: Paul Kilman, Max Kilman, 
Patrick Kilman, Danny Kilman all of 
Midway City Calif, and Alfred Kilman 
of Bodflsh; 2 sisters, Virginia Shaver, 
Midway City and Joan Wersch of Lake 
Isabella. Her mother, Mrs. May Belle 
Kilman of Midway City and 2 grand- 
children. 



Gladys Merrick 

Gladys Lucille (Patty) Merrick, 
bom 9-2A-1911 at Bancroft Nebraska, 
passed away Dec. 20, 1978 at Gridley, 
Calif. 

Gladys Lucille (Patty) Merrick and 
her husband, Lyman B. Merrick 
owned the Amerrickan Nursery at 
Pico Rivera for many years and 
earlier a nursery at Whittier. 

Lyman B. Merrick passed away 
several years ago. 

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. 
Etta Watson, five nieces and 
nephews; Marjorie and Richard Wat- 
son, Patty Krause, Eugene and Rob- 
ert lull, several great nieces and 
nephews and several cousins. They 
are all of the Gridley and Sacramento 
Valley area. 



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Jan. 4, 1979 



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Thursday 

Jan. 25, 1979 



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Lucy Blumhard 



Graveside services for Lucy Amelia 
Blumhard were held 1 p.m. January 3, 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Reverend Hugh Power pastor of the 
First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 
officiated. 

Lucy Blumhard was a resident of 
Lake Isabella and is survived by her 
husband Herbert; one son William 
Allen of Kinston, North Carolina; two 
daughters Dorothy Morris of Lake 
Isabella and Lucile Edwards of 
Smyrna, Georgia. Mrs. Blumhard had 
nine grandchildren and eighteen 
great-grandchildren. 

During the second world war Lucy 
Blumhard contributed to the war 
effort as a fabricator of plastic for 
warplane turrets. More recently she 
was an active member of chapter 1297 
of the Women of Moose. 

Born Christmas day 1898, Lucy 
Blumhard was 80 years old. Arrange- 
ments by Valley Mortuary. 



Thursday 
Jan 18, 1979 



Alfred D 'Ascenzo 

Rosary was held m the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isatiella, Mon- 
day, January 22, at 7 p.m. followed by 
Mass at St. Jude's Parish church in 
Wofford Heights, January 23 at 11 
a.m. for Alfred D'Ascenzo, 68, who 
died January 20 in Lake Isabella. 
Interment followed at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, l-'ctther Mark Ren- 
ner officiated. 

Born in Rio yuarlo, Argentina, 
April 25, 1910, Mr. D'Ascenzo lived in 
the County of Kern and the Wofford 
Heights area for 17 years. He lived in 
the State of California 35 years. He 
had retired after 50 years in his own 
shoe repair busiiiess. Mr. D'Ascenzo 
was a member of the El Segundo Rod 
& Gun Club and St Jude's Parish 
Church. 

Survivors are his wife, Kilomena 
D'Ascenzo, Wofford Heights, one 
daughter, Mercedes Wagner of Tex- 
as; three sons, Ernest D'Ascenzo, 
Wofford Heights; Hayinond D'Ascen- 
zo, Woodland Hills, Calif., Antonio 
D'Ascenzo, Italy and four Grand- 
children 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Services Held For Ray Larsen 



Services were held in the Valley 
Mortuan.- Chapel, L-ake Isabella, Fri- 
day, January 12, at 9 a.m. for 
Raymond J. Larsen, 74, who died 
JanuaPr' 10 in Lake Isat)ella. Inter- 
ment followed at 3 p.m. at the Glen 
Haven Memorial Park in San Fernan- 
do. Pastor Stephen Naglcr officiated. 

Bom in Chicago, Illinois, January 1, 
1905, Mr. Larsen lived in the County of 
Kern 8'; years and in the State of 
California 40 years. He had retired 



after 28 years as an Engineer for 
lx)ckheed Aircraft. He resided in 
South Lake Estates with his wife. 
Myrtle, and was a member of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church in I^ke Isabella. 

Other survivors arc two sons. 
Richard J Larsen. Glendalc; Robert 
L. Larsen, Denver, Colorado; and one 
daughter, Joyce C. Farrell of Boulder. 
Colorado. He had 8 grandchildren. 

/Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Feb. 1, 1979 

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Thursday 
Feb. 8, 1979 

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Herbert Blumhart Velma Lieffring Dewey Collins 



Graveside services for Herbert L. 
Blunihard were held Monday, Janu- 
ary 29 at 1:00 p. 111. al the Kern Valley 
Ceinelery, Wofford Heights. Reve- 
rend Hugh Power of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella officated. 

Mr. Bluinhard who passed away 
Thursday, January 25 is survived by 
his daughters, Dorothy Morris of Lake 
Isabella; Lucile Edwards of Smyrna, 
Georgia; one brother, John of Tampa, 
Florida; a son, William of Kinston, 
North Carolina; two sisters, Betty 
Burman of Miami, Florida and Peggy 
Hunt, also of Miami; 9 grandchildren 
and 18 great grandchildren. 

Mr. Blunihard was a veteran of the 
U. S. Army Atr Force m World War II, 
and served as a h'light Mechanic and 
Aircrew luciabcr. He was employed 
before retireiiienl in the aerospace 
industry in the Los Angeles area. 
Herbert Bluinhard was a member of 
Moose Lodge No. 498, Lake Isabella 
and Ixidge No. 2190 of the Elks of 
Canoga Park, California. He was 65 
years of aye. 

AiiaiiKeiJieiits by Valley Mortuary. 



Services were held in the First 
Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 
Wednesday, February 7, at 11 a.m. for 
Velma May Lieffring, 65, who died 
February 3 in Lake Isabella. 

Interment followed at Forest Lawn 
Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Rev- 
erend Hugh Power officiated. 

Born in Missouri, October 9, 1913, 
Mrs. Lieffring lived in the County of 
Kern 5 years and In the State of 
California 31 years. She spent 14 years 
with Drewery Photocolor as Lead- 
woman. 

Mrs. Lieffring was a 15 year 
volunteer for the Heart Association, 
active with the Pink Ladles of Kern 
Valley and held membership with the 
Ladiea of the Moose, Lake Isabella, 
Eastern Star, Glendale and the Re- 
bekah Lodge of Glendale. 

She lived in Lake Isabella with her 
husband, Walter Lieffring, and had 
one sister, Lorene Turner of Roswell, 
New Mexico. 

Flowers are not omitted but dona- 
tions may be made to the Heart 
Association. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Nora Sutton 

Services will be held in the Rose 
Hills Chapel, Whlttler, California, 
Friday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. for 
Nora C. Sutton, 93, who died January 
28 in Wofford HelghU, Interment will 
follow at Rose Hills Cemetery. Dr. 
John Shewmake will officiate. 

Bom in Indiana, March 23, ISW, 
Mrs. Sutton lived in California W 
years, spending the past year with her 
daughter, Violet Whitney, in the 
Greenhorn area of Wofford Heights. 
She waa a member of the Eastern Star 
Indianapolis, Indiana. Other survi- 
vors are one sister, Maude E, Servies 
of Azusa, California; 6 grandchildren; 
19 great grandchildren and 6 great 
great grandchildren. 



Kern County lost one of its most 
colorful citizens with the passing on 
January 2nd of Dewey Collins. 

Dewey was born August 15, 1898, in 
the mining town of Claraville atop 
Piute Mountain. His parents were 
Martina Collins, a full blood Piute 
Indian of the Kawaiisu tribe, his 
father, Barney Collins, was a white 
miner who worked the mines of Piute 
Mountains. 

Dewey lived most of his life less 
than a mile from the little pioneer 
school in Kelso Canyon where he 
received his grade school education. 
During his life he worked for most of 
the ranchers in the Kern River Valley, 
starting with William Landers of 
Onyx, who ran 10,000 head of cattle. 
Dewey, In his younger days, rode with 
the Lander's Chuck Wagon on the 
range that extended as far as Vlctor- 
vllle. 

Dewey's first love, as with his dad, 
was mining and a big part of his life 
was spent mining in the Piute 
Mountains that pushed up to the 
Southwest of his home. He knew every 
ridge and gully of these mountains as 
well as he did the back of his hand. 

Dewey Collins will be sadly missed 
by all his friends and neighbors who 
often came by to visit him in his little 
home in Kelso Canyon. 



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Phillip Miranda Grant Christiansen Helen Sheldon 



Graveside services were held at the 
Kern River ValJey Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights, Saturday, February 10, at 10 
a.m. for Phillip William Miranda, Jr., 
18, who died February 7 In Bakers- 
field. 

The Reverend Frederick Johnson 
officiated. 

Born in Redlands, California, June 
14, 1960, Phillip spent the remainder of 
his life in Kern County in the State of 
CaUfornla. He resided in Wofford 
Heights with his mother, Beverly 
Miranda, and attended Kern Valley 
High School. 

Other survivors are his brother, 
Michael Evan Miranda, and his 
grandmother, Charlene Barr, both of 
Wofford Heights. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Andrew Ferguson 

Services were held in the First 
Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 
Wednesday, February H, at 11 a.m. 
for Andrew Rex Ferguson, 68, who 
died February 12 in Ridgecrest, Calif. 

Interment followed at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Reverend Hugh Power officiated. 

Born in Skedee, Oklahoma, January 
9, 1911, Mr. Ferguson lived in the 
County of Kern 11 years and In the 
State of California 26 years. He had 
retired after 22 years as Department 
Manager for Sears Si Roebuck. 

He was a member of the First 
Baptist Church also being an Ordain- 
ed Minister. Mr. & Mrs. Ferguson 
were on missionary service 1:1 Arizona 
from 1946 to 1951. Andrew Ferguson 
lived in Bodfish with his wife, 
LaVerne. 

Other survivors are his son, Rex 
Ferguson, El Toro, Calif.; his daught- 
er, Elnora Ivie of Barstow, Calif., and 
9 grandchildren. 



Rosary will be said tonight for Kern 
River Valley resident Grant Johann 
Chrlstianson, 56, of Kernvllle. 

Grant died Tuesday night at his 
residence, 

Funeral Mass will tie said tomorrow 
at 8:30 a.m. 

Both the Rosary and Mass will be 
said at St. Jude's Catholic Church. 

Burial will be at the All Souls 
Cemetery, Long Beach, at 1:30 p.m. 
Friday. 

Christianson was born July 14, 1922 
in Valley City, North Dakota. Before 
coming to Kernville he lived in Los 
Alamltos, California and was in 
business with his father in Long 
Beach. 

He leaves five daughters, Gail 
Gatlir of Imperial, Gloria McCarviUe 
of Stanton, Greta, Gerri, and Ginger 
of Kernville, his mother Mrs. G. J. 
Chrlstianson, sister Janet Wagner of 
Riverside, two grandchildren, Janine 
Gatlin and Jason McMillen. 



Graveside services were held Wed. 
Feb. 28, in the Kern River Valley Dist. 
Cemetery Wofford Heights for Helen 
Elizabeth Sheldon, 62, 6512 Park Ave., 
Mt. Mesa, who died Feb. 24, 1979 in Mt. 
Mesa. 

Rev. Hugh Power officiated and 
burial was in the Kern River Valley 
Dist. Cemetery. 

Mrs. Sheldon was born in Hunting- 
ton, W. Virginia, January 30, 1917. She 
had lived in the valley the past 7 years 
and the state for 59 years. Mrs. 
Sheldon was a retired Registered 
Nurse and was last employed by the 
Los Angeles County Health Depart- 
ment. She was also a member of the 
Women of the Moose here in Lake 
Isabella. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Charles Sheldon of Mt. Mesa, one son, 
David, of Vancover, B.C., three 
brothers, Ralph and Bob Kelley of 
Riverside, Calif., and Rex Kelley of 
Port Richie, Florida. 

Funeral arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Thursday 
Mar, 8, 1979 

OBITUARY 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Mar. 8, 19 7 9 



69 



HUGO POSSOLO 

Funeral services were held Friday, 

Feb. 16, 1979, at 11 a.m. in the Valley 

Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 

Hugo Pozzolo, who died Feb. 12, in 

Bakersfield. Interment was in the 

Kern River Valley Dist. Cemetery, 

Wofford Heights. Elks Lodge No. 2358 

officiated at the chapel service and 

members of the South Gate V.F.W. 

performed the military graveside 

rites . 

Mr. Pozzolo was born Nov. 24, 1912, 

in the state of New York and had lived 

in the Kern Valley for the past 8 years 

and in the state for 32 years, at the time 

of his death was living in Wofford 

Heights. He was member of the Elks 

Lodge No. 2358, Moose Lodge No. 2621 

and a life member of Veterans of 

Foreign Wars Post No. 1732, South 

Gate. Mr. Pozzolo was a retired 

machinist and was last employed by 

Aerojet General Corporation. 

Survivors include his wife, Gladys 

Pozzolo of Wofford Heights, 1 daughter, 

Mrs. Betty Jo Provinse of Wofford 

Heights; one sister, Mrs. Ada Secrist 

Buffalo, New York and his mother 

Mrs. Cora Pozzolo, Bridgeport, New 

York; three grandchildren and one 

great grandchild. 

Services by Valley Mortuary, Lake 

Isabella . 



Mystery 

Surrounds 
Death 



John Monahan, 22, of I^ke Isabella 
died last weekend after an apparent 
"drunken altercation," according to 
the Kern County Sheriff's Depart- 
ment. Deputies responded to a call of 
a possible assault uiiti a deadly 
weapon at around 7:40 a.m., Sunday 
and found Monahan lying dead outside 
of the 3800 Oak Meadow residence in 
which he rented a room. His body was 
partially covered by a mattress. 

There was blood on Monohan's face 
and head, the home's sliding glass 
door was broken, and the inside of the 
house was a shamble.s. 

Jerry Goodwin, ownei of the home, 
and his girlfriend Janei Koop, both of 
whom live at the residence, spent the 
night at a friends house. They 
reportedly discovered the body when 
they returned home at around 7; 30 
a.m. Sunday. 

Deputies say that Monahan was 
either thrown or fell off the home's 
balcony and suffered head injuries. 
Drunkeness and exposure are possible 
factors in the death, but actual cause 
of death is as yet undetermined, 
pending completion of an autopsy. 



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Mar. 8, 1979 

OBITUARY 



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Thursday 
Mar. 8, 1979 

OBITUARY 



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Thrusday 
Mar. 8, 1979 

OBITUARY 



71 



GEORGE NICHOLS 



Rosary was resited at 7 p.m. 
Sunday, March 4, 1979 in the 
Chapel of Valley Mortuary Lake 
Isabella, for George M. Nichols, 
63 of Bodfish, who died Feb. 28 
in Duarte at the City of Hope 
Hospital. Mass was celebrated at 
11 a.m. Monday March 5, in St. 
Jude's Catholic Church in Wofford 
Heights . 

The Rev. Msgr. John Ryan officated. 
Interment was in the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Nichols was born in Houghton, Michi- 
gan April 1, 1915. He came to the 
Kern Valley eight years ago and had 
lived in the state for the past 38 
years . 

He was retired Computer Programer for 
10 years with Photo Sonics a camera 
manufacturing company. 
Survivors include his wife Dorothy 
Nichols of Bodfish, 2 step-sons Alvin 
Rivera and Steven Watrak of La Cres- 
centa. Three step-daughters, Mrs. 
Hilay Faure, Tujunga; Mrs. Mari- 
anne LeVan of Bodfish; and Mrs. 
Arleen Heywood, Costa Mesa. One 
brother John Nichols of Thousand 
Oaks; one sister Mary Alice Thompson 
of West Co vina . 

Services by Valley Mortuary, Lake 
Isabella . 



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IRMA RAY 



Thursday 

Mar. 15, 19 79 

OBITUARY 



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Valley Mortuary 
for Irma Elizabeth 
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Thursday 
Mar. 22, 
OBITUARY 



1979 



PAMELA MABREY 



Services were held in the Weld 
Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sat 
for Pamela Elaine Mabrey, 20, 
died March 13, in Fresno Calif 
injuries recieved in an automo 
accident. Commander James E. 
Doffin Jr. officiated and inte 
followed in the Kern River Val 
District Cemetery. 
Pamela was born in Germany on 
Dec. 31, 1958. She had made he 
in the Kern Valley for the pas 
years. Survivors include her h 
Andy F. Mabrey of Lemoore Naval 
Air Station, Lemoore, Californ 
father James Dobbins of Onyx; 
sisters, Terri G. Dobbins, Vis 
Cheryl D. Dobbins, Onyx, Kelly 
Dobbins, San Jose; Annette Dob 
of San Jose; her mother Patsy 
Dobbins, San Jose; a brother 
Mark, Dobbins of Onyx, her gran 
Mrs. Lorene Craft of Onyx; and 
grandmother and grandfather Mr 
Mrs. Jack Henderson of Oregon. 
Services by Valley Mortuary, T 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Mar. 29, 1979 



Thursday 
Mar. 29, 



1979 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Hubert Calloway 

Graveside services were held Fri- 
day March 23 for Hubert Calloway of 
Onyx. Post No. 7665 Veterans of 
Foreign Wars officiated at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery. Mr. Calloway was a 
decorated veteran of WW II where he 
served In Europe, Africa, and the 
Pacific. As a civilian Mr. Calloway 
was employed by the highway depart- 
ment of Pima County, Arizona. Mr. 
Calloway is survived by his wife 
Martha, stepson Francis, daughters 
Lillian, Elizabeth and Marie; a sister 
Mrs. Arthur Robinson, 12 grandchild- 
ren and 2 great grandchildren. 



John Kirkwood 

Funeral Mass for John Andrew 
Kirkwood of Mt. Mesa, Calif, was held 
Friday March 9, 1979 at 11:30 a.m. at 
St. Jude' Catholic Church. Monsignor 
John Ryan officiated. Interment fol- 
lowed at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Mr. Kirkwood died 
onMarch 6, 1979 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. He has lived in this area for 
the last 15 years and at one time was a 
checker for the Isabella Supermarket. 
He was bom In Toronto, Canada July 
12, 1917. He was a former member of 
the Lions Club and also a member and 
secretary of the Kem Valley Trap 
Club. He Is survived by his wife 
Gertrude of Mt. Mesa and 2 daught- 
ers, Virginia Wait and Mary Koca 
both of South Dakota and 6 grand- 
children. 



Dorothea Robbins 

Private crenaatlon services were 
held March 12, for Dorothea L. 
Robbins of South Lake Eatates. Mrs. 
Robbins, born In Garfield, Utah In 
1911 lived most of her life In Calif orrla 
where she raised a fannlly and 
followed a 25 year career as a 
supervisor for the John Hancock Life 
Insurance Co. Mrs. Robbins Is surviv- 
ed by her daughter Connie Brown ot 
Lake Isabella, a son Harry V. RobbL'u 
of Santa Barbara, a Sister E^th of 
Palm Desert, five grandchildren end 
one great grandchild. 

Ann Sefton 

Graveside services were held Fri- 
day March 23 for Ann Marie Sefton of 
Bodflsh. Reverend Myron B. Good- 
year, Pastor of the Kemville United 
Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. 
Sefton is survived by her hu£band 
Robert, a son Ronald, two brothers 
Ted and Jim Varady, father Edwsrd 
Hodgson, nx>ther Julie Nylund and 
stepfather Ardo Nylund. Mrs. Ssftcn 
was 46 years of age. 



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74 



Thur sda y 
Apr. 5, 1979 



OBITUARY 



RUTH FORBES 



Private services were hel 
Diego for Ruth D. Forbes, 
Bodf ish Cony on . 
Ruth died in San Diego on 
1979 after a very brief i 
was born in Blanchard, a 
in Arizona Territory, on 
1904 

She moved to California i 
where she worked , was ma 
raised her two children. 
She moved to the Kern Riv 
in 1968 and lived next do 
in Bodfish Canyon. 
Ruth is survived by her s 
E. Forbes; her daughter, 
Heckeroth; five grandchil 
L. and Scott T. Forbes, N 
Miller, Fred F. and Mark 
one great grandson, Fred 
oth a sister, Marie L. Mo 
brother, John Krackenburg 
her very dear friend and 
for the past ten years, C 



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February 17, 

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companion 
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CHESTER PULVER 



Chester Ivan Pulver died Wed- 
nesday March 28, 1979 at Memorial 
Hospital in Bakersfield, California. 
Graveside services were held Sat- 
urday March 31, 1979 at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery and 
Pastor Donald Roulsten of the United 
Methodist Church officiating. Mr. 
Pulver had lived in the Valley for the 
last eight years. He was a retired 
boilermaker with the Gulf Oil company. 
He was a member of Gun Club. 
Mr, Pulver is survived by his wife 
Mildred M. Pulver of the family home 
in Wofford Heights. Also survived by 
his son Chester II Pulver of Lake- 
wood, Calif. Daughter Norma Rous- 
seau of Anaheim. A brother Elton V. 
Pulver of Oregon and a half-brother 
James R. Pulver, Idaho. Sister, Lela 
Muller, Oregon; 6 grandchildren and 
3 great grandchildren. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



75 



Thursday 
Apr. 5, 1979 

OBITUARY 



CHARLES WHITSON 



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services for 
n of Wofford 
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Chapel, Woo 
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ian Burial w 
, April 4 , a 

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Avenue in La 
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a native of 
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years. Prior 
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n nieces. 



Charles Joseph 
Heights were held 
t 7:30 p.m. in 
ds Mortuary in 
ia. A Mass of 
as said on Wed- 
t 9 a.m. in Holy 
lendale . 

tson, 63, of 6624 
ke Isabella, died 
rsfield Hospital. 
Sedalia, Missouri 
Kern County for 
to his retirement 
a warehouse 
o j an Compan y . 
ran and a 
's Catholic Church 

two sisters, Lor- 
ke Isabella and 
nterey Park; a 
son, four nephews 



to 



ALVIN B. COE 



A prominent member of our com- 
munity and a native son of Bakers- 
field, Calif or nia-Arvin B. Coe, passed 
away at home March 28, 1979. Viewing 
and memorial service were held at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel April 3, 
Members of Lodge 251 International 
Order of Odd Fellows officiated. 



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Apr. 12, 

OBITUARY 



1979 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Apr. 12, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Apr. 12, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Viola Hartley 

viola Hanley wu Icid to rest 
Monday April 9th In graveilde Mrvic- 
es at the Kern Valley Cemetery. Mn. 
Hanley waa bom In Aurora, Oregon In 
IMl, she had resided In Wofford 
Heights with her husband James until 
his passing in 1977. Mrs. Hanley Is 
survived by her sister Lorraine 
Simpson of L^on British Columbia, 
Canada; her brother Carl Xing of 
Comoz, B.C.; nephews Joe and Mich- 
ael McGulre of British Columbia; 
nieces Maureen Qlenn of Kamloops; 
and Dallas Simpsoo of L.ytton, both In 
British ColumbU. Mrs. Hanley will be 
remembered by her dear friend 
Lillian Collins of Wofford HelghU, 
other friends and neighbors. Officers 
and members of the Order of the 
Eastern Star, Kern River Valley 
Chapter 643 officiated. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Harold Pollock Josephine Gunn 



Services were held Friday April 6, 
In the Highland Methodist Church 
Lake Isabella for Harold W. Pollock, 
61, who died April 3 In Mt. Mesa. Rev. 
Donald Roulsten officiated and inter- 
ment was In Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Mr. Pollock was bom in Denison, 
Iowa and had made his home in Mt. 
Mesa the past year and had Uvsd in 
California for 24 years. Mr. Pollock 
was last employed by the Riverside 
School Dist., prior to that he had 
retired from the U.S. Air Force after 
20 years of mUitary service. He Is 
survived by his wife Wilma of Mt. 
Mesa; 1 step-son David Harvey of 
Benson, Iowa; 1 step-daughter Gloria 
Wyckoff, of Rosemead, Calif.; and 2 
grandchildren. Services by Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 



Josephine Gunn passed away Su.n- 
day April 1, at Mirada Hills Convahj- 
cent HosplUl in U Mirada, Califc- 
nia. Crematory services were per- 
formed by The Neptune Society. Hjr 
ashes were dlssimenated over tha 
mountains in Angelus National For- 
est. 

Josie, as she was known by her 
many friends In the valley, was bom 
November 9, 1618 In Allen Country, 
Indiana, and had lived In California 
since 1932. She and her husband Bob 
moved to Wofford HelghU in 1971. She 
is survived by her husband Bob of 
Wofford Heights, their son Jon, a 
military career nuin, of Dugway, 
Utah, one grandson, and a sister, Mrs. 
Jane Murray of Fullerton, California. 

Memorial prayers will be siiid for 
Josle, on Easter Sunday, In churches 
across the nation from Tennessee to 
California. 



Carl Brink 



Lillian Hawkins 



Private cremation service* ware 
held Monday April 9tb for Carl M. 
Brink. Mr. Brink was retired after SI 
years as a structural iron worker for 
the Los Angeles Department of Watar 
and Power. Mr. Brink is survivad by 
his wife Phyllis of Bodfish, his father 
Walter Brink also of Bodfish; two aoos 
Leon and Eugene residing in Southern 
California; and eight grandchlldran. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Funeral services for Lillian M. 
Hawkins were held Tuesday, April 
10th at 11 a.m. at the Kernville United 
Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Good- 
year officiated. Interment at Kem 
Valley Cemetery followed. Mrs. Haw- 
kins was a resident of Kernville for 45 
years. She is survived by her husband 
Gary and son Bruce of KemvUle; 2 
grandchildren; and 2 great grand- 
children. Born in Syracuse, New York 
In 1888, Mrs. Hawkins was 92. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 






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KERN VALLEY SUN 



77 



Thursday 

Apr. 19, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 17, 19 79 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 17, 19 79 

OBITUARY 



Mary Cooper 

Graveside Services were held Sat- 
urday April 14th for Mary B. Cooper of 
Wofford Heights. The Reverend 
Cameron W. Wilson of the First 
Assembly of God Church Sunnyvale, 
California officiated. 

Mrs. Cooper has pursued a 40 year 
career as an executive secretary in 
the aircraft industry before moving to 
Kern County 17 years ago. Mrs. 
Cooper is survived by her husband 
Richard L. Cooper of Wofford 
Heights, her sister Blanche Plater of 
Kernville. One Daughter Sandra K. 
Dargert of Canoga Park, Calif, and 5 
Grandchildren. Mrs. Cooper had also 
been an active member of the Order of 
the Eastern Star. 

Services were conducted by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Louis H. Harm 

Ixjuib H. Hurin died May 9, 1979 in 
Bakersfield, California, Graveside 
services were held Saturday May 12, 
1979 at 1 p.m. at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Mr. Hurm was a 
Tool ii Dye Maker in the Los Angeles 
area before retiring to the valley 
eleven years ago. His home was 105 
Clara In Bodf ish. He is survived by his 
wife, Mona of Bodfish, 3 sons, Lester 
Post of FuUerton, Glenn Moore of 
Whittier & Richard Moore of Roland 
Heights. 4 Daughters, Dorothy Dug- 
gan of FuUerton, Mona Foster of 
Covina, Mary Louise Powell of Avila 
Beach, Ruth Ann Patrick of Rose- 
mead. One brother Frank Hurm, of 
Texas. 3 sisters Mary Rundel it Hilda 
Conger of Wisconsin and Hazel Hos- 
ier, Illinois. 17 Grandchildren. 12 
Great Grandchildren. 

Cleone Shaw 

Services were held for CTeone 
Lavina Shaw on Wednesday May 2, 
1979 at 10 a.m. at the VaUey Mortuary 
Chapel In Lake Isabella. She was born 
in Camarillo, California on March 8, 
1904 and lived in Kern County for 38 
years. Her home at the lime of her 
death was off of the Cabente-Bodftah 
Road in Havilah. She has been a 
school teacher for 27 years. 

Her last teaching position before 
retiring was at the Woodrow Wallace 
Crammer School. She is survived by 
her husband Frank W. Shaw of 
Havilah. A son Arthur Avery of 
Torrance, Calif. Her sister Ellen 
Blockiiian of Yucaipa, Calif. Three 
Grandchildren and one Great Grand- 
child. Funeral Services were conduct- 
ed by Reverend Hugh Power and were 
followed by interment in the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 



Hazel Soeffner 

Hazel Olive Socfltiei parsed away 
Tuesday, May 1, al llic Kern Valley 
Hospital. She has lived on the Bodfish 
Creek Koad in Bodfish for the last nine 
years. Services were held Saturday, 
May 5, al the Free Methodist Church 
in St. James, Uhnoib Interment 
followed at the Slfiii C emetery in St. 
James. She is survived by a daughter, 
Helen M. Diaz of Florida. Two 
brothers, Harold Sapp of Michigan 
and Ralph Sapp of Illinois. Three 
sisters, Grace Kepner and Jennie 
Bosonworlh of Illinois and Rose 
Guardo of F:1 Monte, California. Seven 
grandchildren and great grand- 
children. 

George Eaton 

Services for George Leruy Eaton 
were held Monday May 1, 1979 at 10 
a.m. al the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
The services were conducted by the 
Reverend G.L. Johnson of the Peoples 
Church 111 F'resno, They were followed 
by interment in the Kern Kiver Valley 
District Cemetery, Mr. Eaton has 
been a Wildhfe Assistant for the last 
four years with the Cahfornia Depart- 
ment of Fish and Game in Kernville, 
California. He lived at 11114 Sierra 
Way in Kernville. He is survived by 
his wife Evelyn a daughter Cynlhia 
and a son Kick all ot Kernville. One 
sister Joyce Darby ot Fresno. His 
father and slep-molhcr Hutledge and 
Lillian Eaton of Fresno. His mother 
Ocie Eaton of Fresno. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



»b Thursday 

May 17, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 24, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
May 24, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Ethel Erickson 

Graveside services for Ethel Erick- 
son were held Tuesday May 1, 1979 at 1 
p.m. at the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. Ed lenders, Minister from 
the Church of Christ officiated. Mrs. 
Erickson resided at 2740 Caliente-Bod- 
fish Road in Bodfish and lived there 
for the last four years. She is survived 
by her daughter Louise Fletcher of 
Bodfish. Two brothers Ervin and Carr 
Hawley both of Texas. Six sisters, 
Agenes Gibson, Kate Forrest, Allene 
Burrows, Ida Mae Sikes, and Mabel 
Slkes aU of Texas and Ruth of Alaska. 
Four Grandchildren, Patricia tnd 
Lorrie Jones of Oregon, Lana Ration 
of Tustin. Calif, and Susan Harris of 
Bodfish. Four Great Grandchildren, 
Brian, Lorene and Lori Jones of 
Oregon. Christie Jetl and Julie Patton 
of Tustin, California. 



Thomas 
McCambridge 

Thomas M. McCambridge former 
resident and co-owner of McCam- 
bridge Lodge of Kernville passed 
away May 14, at Palomar Hospital in 
Escondido. 

Rosary was recited at Allen Bros. 
Mortuary on Wednesday evening and 
u Memorial Mass on Thursday morn- 
ing at St. Marks Calhohc Church, San 
Marcus, Calif., with Rev. Father 
Curtis and Extraordinary Ministers 
Fox and Wirth officiating. 

Mr. McCambridges niece, and God 
child. Sister Barbara Boudreau of the 
Holy Name Order of San Gabriel, 
Calif, gave the Eulogy. 

Tommy is survived by his wife 
Virginia and a sister, Margaret 
Boudreau of Pasadena, Calif. 

Donations are being given to the 
Cancer Fund in his name in lieu of 
flowers. 

Floyd Williamson 



Ronald I^oles 

Funeral Serviceswere held Monday 
May 21 at the Old Kern River Valley 
Cemetery in Wofford Heights, for 
Ronald Clifford Noles of Onyx, Mr. 
Noles was a veteran of WW 11 where 
he served with the Seabees. He had 
worked 24 years as an ordinance 
technician for the Navy at China Lake 
NWC. Ronald Noles is survived by his 
wife Edna, stepmother Kitty Noles of 
Kernville, a brother Richard of Bish- 
op, one daughter Karen Mahoney and 
two grandchildren, Brian and Jamie 
.Mahoney of Lomita. 



Floyd Ellis Williamson died May 18, 
1979 at the Kern Valley Hospital in Mt. 
Mesa, California. Services were held 
Tuesday May 22, 1979 at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel at 11:00 a.m. follow- 
ed by Interment in the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. The Rever- 
end Fred Warren officiated. He is 
survived by his wife Willa of the 
family home in Wofford Heights, he is 
also survived by 2 brothers, Ralph and 
Walter Williamson of Illinois and one 
sister, Florence Williamson of Seattle, 
Washington. 



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Mrs. Eure 

Mrs. Eure died May 25, 1979 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. Graveside ser- 
vices were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 
the Kern River Valley District Ceme- 
tery, with Pastor Stephen Nagler 
officiating. Mrs. Eure lived at 118 
Pioneer Place, in Bodfish. She has 
been in the valley for the last 8 years 
and was a member of the Lady Elks, 
and the Ileostomy Association. She is 
survived by her husband Charlie of 
Bodfish, 2 daughters Floy Beedie of 
San Bernardino, Calif, and Rose 
Calderon of West Covina, Calif. One 
brother Fred Pace of North Fork, 
Calif, and a sister, Katherine Hasen- 
eratz of Los Angeles and 2 Grand- 
children. 



Bruce Hawkins Samuel Vaughan 



Bruce C, Hawkins died May 27, 1979 
in a Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. 
Mr. Hawkins was born in Syracuse, 
New York August H, 1917 Mr 
Hawkins had been a photographer for 
30 year.s. He and hi.s wife Margie lived 
in KernviUe. Mr. Hawkins is also 
survived by his father Cary Hawkins 
of Kernville. 2 Daughters Lori 
McMahan of Sacramento and Robl;) 
Villers of Pasa Robles and 2 Grand- 
children. Services were held Wednes- 
day May 30, 1979 at the Kernville 
Methodist Church with Reverend 
Mike Goodyear officiating. Interment 
was in the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery 



Estell McKnight Ruth Bullerdick 



Estell McKnight was born in Rock- 
more, Georgia on July 14, 1902 and 
died May 26, 1979 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. She has lived in the Bodfish 
area for the last 12 years. Services 
were held at 10 a.m at the Valley 
.Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend 
Hugh Power officiating. Interment at 
the Kern River Valley District Ceme- 
tery followed. She is survived by her 
husband Joe of Bodfish and her son 
Bennie Reynolds of Arkansas and two 
brothers. 



Memorial services will be held for 
Ruth Bullerdick Friday, June 1, at 2 
p.m. in the Lutheran Church in Lake 
Isabella. Friends will gather after the 
services at the Sportsman's Inn. 

Please no flowers. 

Contributions to the Cancer Society 
in Ruth's name would be appreciated. 
She is survived by her husband Arthur 
and two children, Carrie and Steve. 



Samuel Eugene Vaughan died May 
20, 1979 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 
He has lived in the Ridgecrest area for 
the last 34 years while also having a 
home here in the Valley. He was a 
retired Supply Supervisor from the 
China Lake Naval Weapons Center, 
Services were held Thursday May 24, 
1979 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist 
Church in Lake Isabella. The Rever- 
end Hugh Power officiated with 
Interment following in the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. Mr. Vaugh- 
an is survived by his wife Lorene of 
Ridgecrest. Two Step-Daughters, 
Patrice Patton and Pamela Gilbert 
both of Hay ward, California. A sister 
Jamie Leola GieKei of China L.ake, 
Calif. His parents Ray and Florence 
Vaughan of Lake Isabella, Calif. 

Ferris Farrell 

A Rosary was said for Ferris J. 
Farrell Thursday May 24, 1979 at 7 
p.m. at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
The Funeral Mass was Friday at 10 
a.m. May 25, 1979 at St. Jude's 
Catholic Church in Wofford Heights. 
Followed in Interment in the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. Fath- 
er Mark Renner officiated. Mr. Far- 
rell has been in the Valley for the last 
9 years living at 31 Fremontia Way in 
South Lake. He was born in Angels 
Camp, California August 2, 1903. He 
was a clothing store manager in the 
Glendale area for 45 years. He is 
survived by his wife .Margaret of 
South Lake. One son James Farrell, 
on brother Forrest P, Farrell, his 
mother Anna Farrell (96) and 2 
grandchildren all of Glendale. 



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Dortha Murphy 

Dortha I Murphy of 214 Vista 
Grande Rd. In Weldon died Friday 
June 1, 1979 in a Bakersfield Hospital. 
She had lived here in the Valley for the 
last 10 years. She is survived by her 
husband Roily of Weldon. One step- 
daughter Margarie Shidley of Santa 
Rosa, Calif, and one sister Racel 
Lance of Bishop, Calif. Graveside 
services were held in Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery at 1 p.m. 
Tuesday June 5, 1979. The Reverend 
Donald Roulsten officiated. 



Ezio Gia 

Ezio Gia died June 1, 1979 in a 
Bakersfield Hospital. Graveside ser- 
vices were held Wednesday, June 6, 
1979 at 11 a.m. at the Kern River Valley 
District Cemetery. Mr. Gia has lived 
in the Bodfish area for the last 21 
years. Prior to that he lived in 
Bakersfield where he was a Machinist 
for 25 years with the Southern Pacific 
Railroad. Mr. Gia was born in Italy 
October 18, 1892. He is survived by his 
sons Paul Gia of Bodfish, Pete Gia of 
Torrance. His daughter Minnie Molin- 
aro of Bakersfield. 10 Grandchildren 
and 6 Great Grandchildren. 



Gustau Symanzik 

Gustav Symanzik of Wofford 
Heights, California, died June 2, 1979 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. Gus has 
lived in the Valley for 30 years. He and 
his wife Zelma lived at the Jessie 
James Trailer Park. Graveside ser- 
vices were held Wednesday June 6, 
1979 at the old Kern River VaUey 
District Cemetery with the Reverend 
Mike Goodyear officiating. 



August Dechant 



August 'Gus' Dechant passed away 
on May 15, 1979 at the Delano 
Convalescent home. He was born in 
1895 in Belguim, Germany and came 
to the United States in 1911. He came to 
the valley fifteen years ago. 

Cremation services were held May 
16, 1979. There were no survivors. 



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June 14', 1979 

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Richard Storm Primrose Schram Ray McPherson 



Kichard Thomas Storm was born 
May 21, 1920 in a rural area near 
Carson, Iowa. He grew lo manhood in 
this and the Macedonia area, attend- 
ing the Macedonia Schools. He enter- 
ed the U.S. Navy July 15, 1942 and 
served through October, 1945. He was 
united in marriage to Lora L. Bolton 
(in March 10, 1943. They relocated to 
California in April 1951, and had hved 
in El Segundo since that time, but 
were in a transition period relocating 
lo a I^ke Isabella home. 

Mr. Storm was active durirg much 
of his life time in the Masonic Lodge 
tind served as Associate Guardian m 
Jobs' Daughters. He was a member of 
the First Baptist Church of El 
SeguMdo and was especially interest- 
ed in youth activities. Above all, he 
was an outstanding husband and 
father. 

He is survived by his wife, liOra L. 
Storm; a son, Stephen Storm of El 
Segundo and a daughter, Shirley 
Smoot of Torrance; two grandsons, 
Russell Storm and Matthew Smoot; 
and a sister, Marjorie Price of Lake 
Isabella. 

Graveside services were held Tues- 
day June 12, 1979 at 1 p.m. at the Kern 
River Valley District Cemetery. 



Funeral services for Primrose A. 
(Peggy) Schram were held Thursday 
June 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights. 
Mrs. Schram was born in Watford 
Town, Hertfordshire, just north of 
London, England; one of nine child- 
re(\Mrs. Scfiram has lived with her 
late jmsband Jacob in Kein county for 
more than 30 years. 

Mrs. Schram is survived by her 
sister Violet Draper of Wales, United 
Kingdom; hei siiU'i -in-law Agnc> 
Rowles of Bakersfield; her niece 
Patricia Bonas of bakersfield; nep- 
hews Gerald and Harry Rowles of 
Bakersfield and Michael Howies of El 
Paso. 

Mrs. Scliram will be held in loving 
memory by 20 other nieces and 
nephews. Heggy Schram was born 
October 7th, 18'J'J, she was 79 years 
old. Services by Valley Mortuary. 

Mr. Harkness 

Services were held Wednesday June 
|:t, 1979 at the Kern River Valley 
Insirici Cemetery at 2 p.m. with 
Reverend Hugh Power officiating. 
Mr. Harkness who was born July 19, 
jdlu in Red Key, Indiana, lived in the 
Valley for the lasi 10 years Prior to 
ihal he wa.'i a service station operator 
ill Bishop and the l.us Angeles area. 
His home was 326 Harmony Lane in 
Onyx. He IS survived by his wife, 
.Mariha and one si.sier Fern Runion of 
Indiana. 



Raymond Leslie McPherson ex- 
pired at Kern Medical Center on June 
6, 1979. He lived in Tulare County 
many years and attended high school 
at Johnsondale. He belonged lo the 
International Union of Operating Eng- 
ineers and worked on the Isabella 
Dam from start to completion and 
followed his trade all over the 
Northwest until his retirement in 1976. 
Services were held at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday. 

Raymond is survived by one son, 
Patrick McPherson, 3-daughters, 
Cindy McPherson, Leslie Rames, and 
Susan Ventura, all of l^ncaster. Calif. 
Also 3-grandchlldren, and his mother, 
Bessie McPherson, of Weldon. Four 
sisters, Roberta Greenwood, Kern- 
ville; Anita Mitchell, l>ake Isabella; 
Blllle McCord, Alaska; and Frances 
Cooper, Salome, Arizona. One broth- 
er, Edmond McPherson, Las Vegas, 
Nevada. 



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June 21, 1979 

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June 21, 1979 

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Thursday 
June 28, 1979 

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Emma L. Raymond William. Harness Elizabeth Garr 



Mrs. Emma L. Raymond, age M, 
died on June 16, 1979 in Sylmar, 
California, at Mt. View Convaleacant 
Hospital. 

Utter McKinley Funeral Home 
Church Servlces-St. Ferdinand's in 
San Fernando. 

Buried \n Resurection Cemetery in 
Montebello, California. 

She is survived by two son's Roland 
Raymond of Monrovia, Calif, and 
Arthur Raymond, three daughters, 
Mrs. Agnes Bachand of San Fernan- 
do, Ann Asselin and Trudy Taylor of 
Lake Isabella, 12 grandchildren, 1 
great great grandchild, 26 great grand 
children. She had lived in Lake 
Isabella prior to entering the conva- 
lescent hospital with her daughter 
Trudy Taylor of Uke Isabella. 

In addition to her husband, she 
leaves two daughters, Letha Taie of 
Bellflow^r, and Lorraine Thurman, 
Denaire, Calif.; three sisters, Virjean 
Thomas, Bodfish, Charlotte Hayes, 
Santa Ana, and Arlene Burris, 
Whittiar; five grandchildren; aod 
three great-grandchildren. 

The family has requested that any 
remembrances be made in the form of 
donations to the City of Hope, Duarte, 
Calif.; for the benefit of Val's sister 
Charlotte Hayes who is a cancer 
patienl there. 



Funeral services were held Wednes- 
day, June 13 at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for William Henry Hameas. 
Bom July 19, 1910 In Red Key, Indiana, 
died June 11, 1979 at the Ridgecrest 
Community Hospital. 

Mr. Harness had lived in the Kem 
River Valley for the past 10 years; 
prior to that he was a service station 
operator In Bishop and In the Los 
Angeles area. He is survived by his 
wife Martha of Onyx and one sister. 
Fern, of Indiana. 



Valera C. Pryor 

The valley is mourning the passing 
of Valera C. Pryor who died Wed- 
nesday, June 13, after a long and 
courageous battle against illness. 

The most gentle and gracious Val 
was the beloved wife of Charles E. 
"Scoop" Pryor, well known local 
contractof- 

Val was born Oct. 21. 1913 in Texas, 
ihe daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. E.O, 
Beller. 

She and Scoop were married June 
19, 1930 in Whittier, Calif, and moved 
to the Kern River Valley in 1957 where 
they have been residents for the past 
22 years. 

Funeral services were held at 
Valley Morluary Chapel on Saturday, 
June 16. The eulogy was delivered by 
Clyde Casper, a long time family 
friend 

Val was laid to rest at Kern Valley 
District Cemetery. 



Elizabeths. Garr of 214 Sirretta St. 
in Kernville died Saturday June 23, 
lfl79 a' the Kern ValK-\ Hi'.^pral She 
was born on July 9, 1896 in Salem, 
Indiana. Private graveside services 
were held Tuesday, June 2G, 1979, at 
the Kern River Valley District Ceme- 
tery with the Reverend Bon Bills 
ufficialiiis, Mrs. Gun is survived by 
her husband, Kubsi-ll ul Kernville. 2 
daughters, Vn>;uiia Sluicbcrger of 
NoilhridKe anil .Maiy Nuren, of 
Wofford Heights. A brother, Sayles 
Sands, of Yucca Valley, Calif,, and 1 
sister, Margaret Keck, abo of Yucca 
Valley 



Jessie Cornelison 



Private services were held for 
Jessie M. Cornelison Thursday June 
21, 1979. Mr, Cornelison who lived in 
the Royal Oaks trailer park and in this 
area for the last H years, died on June 
20, 1979 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 
He was an investigator for the District 
Attorney's office in Riverside County 
and prior to that he was with the Los 
Angeles Vice squad. He was an expert 
with all kind.s of fire arms and a 
member of the local Hod & Gun Club, 
He is survived by his daughter, 
Winnefred Treas, of San Bernardino, 2 
brothers, Garrett of Vacaville and 
Elmo of Sun City, Arizona, his sister, 
Pearl Kerian, of Long Beach, 4 
Grandchildren and U great grand- 
children. 



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July 12, 1979 

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July 12, 1979 

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YOLANDA JONES 

Services for Yolanda A. Jones were 
held Monday, July 9, 1979 at the Lake 
Isabella First Baptist Church with the 
Reverend Hugh Power officiating. 
Interment followed at the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. Mrs. Jones 
was born August 29, 1909 in Wilberton, 
Oklahoma and died on July 4, 1979 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. She lived on 
Park Ave. in the Mt. Mesa area and 
has been in the Valley for 13 years. 
She had been known as, Henney Penny 
on the CB radio. Mrs. Jones is 
survived by her husband Frank of Mt . 
Mesa, one son Robert of Fresno. 2 
Daughters, Betty Modugno of Sylmar, 
Calif. Barbara Wilson of San Diego, 2 
sisters, Anna Null and Ella Fabrizio 
both of San Fernando. 14 Grand- 
children and 1 Great Grandchild. 
Donations may be made in her name 
to a General Fund at the First Baptist 
Church . 



Jerry Dillabaugh 

Idabelle (Jerry) Dillabaugh died 
Sunday July 8, 1979 in a Bakersfleld 
Hospital after a long illness. She was 
born Jan. 17, 1902 In Decatur, Illinois. 
Mrs DillabauRh lived in Onyx and has 
been in the Valley for the last 5 y««a. 
Services are Thursday July 12, at 10 
a.m. at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
The Reverend Hu^h Power officated 
with the Women of the Moose. 
Interment followed at the Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. She is 
survived by her husband Jack of Long 
Beach. One daughter Mary Bliet on 
Onyx and one grandson Kevin Reed 
Vliet of Arlesia, Calif. 



MR. GARVIN 



Services were held Wednesday July 
11, 1979 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
at 2 p.m. with Bo Williams of Masonic 
Lodge officiating. Mr. Garvin who 
lived on Webb St. in Lake Isabella has 
been here for the last 12 years. He was 
born Sept. 8, 1900 in Texas. Interment 
was in the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. He is survived by his 
daughter Ellena Dulaney of Long 
Beach, 4 Grandchildren and 6 Great 
Grandchildren 



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Thursda y 
July 12, 1979 

OBITUARY 



JAMES KILLEEN 

Funeral Mass for James Edward 

Killeen was held Friday, June 29, at 

9 a.m. at St. Jude's Catholic Church 

with Father Mark Renner officiating. 

It was proceeded by a Rosary 

Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Valley 

Mortuary Chapel . 

Mr. Killeen who lived on Reeder 

Drive in Lake Isabella died Tuesday 

in a Bakersfield Hospital. He has lived 

here in the Valley for the last nine 

years. "He was retired as a painter with 

the Long Beach Naval Station in Long 

Beach, California. He was a Veteran 

of WW I and was the youngest man 

from the United States to serve in 

that War. He was 15 when in the 

trenches in France. 

He is survived by his wife Lessie of 

Lake Isabella. One son, James Phillip 

Killeen of Long Beach. Two sisters, 

Ruth Grant and Elizabeth Whitton 

both of Ohio. One Granddaughter and 

three Grandsons. 






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July 26, 1979 

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Thursday 
Aug. 9, 1979 

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Aug. 9, 1979 

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Sidney Waldrop Charles Endres Lacy Marie Hilbum 



Funeral services were held in 
Eliiabethtown. Kentucky for Sidney 
Clarence Waldrop on July 21st. Mr. 
Wadrop, 83, who died July 19th, was 
bom August 16. 1895 in Sherman, 
Texas. 

He was a long time resident of 
California, having run the Cook House 
at the Alexander-Rudnick Onyx 
Ranch in the early 40'5. He also was 
employed by the Southern Pacific 
Railroad and retired from the Sher- 
iff's Lerdo Facility. 

He is survived by his wife, Hattie 
Mae; son Lee Roy, both of Kentucky; 
three grandchildren, formerly of Lake 
Isabella, Jeff and Kurt Waldrop and 
Vicki Meadows; and one great grand- 
son, Jeremiah Waldrop. 



Larry Paggi 

Rosay was recited Wednesday July 
18, at 8 p.m. In St. Francis Catholic 
Church for Larry Paggi, 79, who died 
July U, in Bakersfleld at the Beverly 
Manor Convalecent Hospital. Mass 
was celebrated Thursday, July 19, at 9 
a.m. in the Church. 

Paggi will be remembered as owner 
of Larry's Den in Woff ord HelghU for 
several years. 

Survivors Include his wife Millie of 
Kemvllle; and two brothers, Moses of 
Tulare and Sero of Exeter and many 
nieces and nephews. 

Casket bearers were, Richard 
Paggi, Fred Paggi, Alfred Paggi, 
Floyd Paggi, John DeGluli, Bob 
Fortune and Honorary Casket Bearer 
was George Faulk. 

Interment was at Lakeview Lawn. 
Hlllcrest Memorial Park, Bakers- 
field, Calif. 



Charles Endres born Oct. 9, 1908 
Buffalo, New York; died Mt. Mesa, 
California July 29, 1979. Mr. Endres 
came to California in 1947 and worked 
23 years as an electrical engineer for 
Pacific Telephone. He moved to the 
laabti}* Valley in 19M,itad worK^i 7 
years at the Naval Weapons Center 
China Lake. Mr. Endres ran his own 
business, Endres Electronics of Mt. 
Mesa. In addition he was the holder of 
several electronic patents including 
the bandmaster antenna. Mr. Endres 
was a ham radio operator for 63 
years, hls^ letters were W8PJ. He 
Is survived by his wife Gertrude of Mt. 
Mesa, his son Charles of Redding. His 
daughters Sallie Ann of Northridge, 
and Karen Marie of Grants Paaa, 
Oregon; one brother Ralph Endres of 
Buffalo, New York and nine gran- 
dchildren. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Jewel Curtis 

Jewel Curtis passed away suddenly 
at home on July 29. Mrs. Curtis, a 
resident of Van Nuys, was 
vacationing at her home in Wofford 
Heights. She is survived by her 
daughter Joan Austin of North 
Hollywood, Grandchildren and one 
great granddaughter. Burial and 
memorial services were held at Eter- 
nal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Lacy Marie Hilbum died July 26 in a 
Bakersfield hospiUl. A resident of 
Lake Isabella, Mrs. Hilbum is sur- 
vived by her daughter Lourain Melton 
-^f Lake Isabella, a brother Lester 
Wood of Texas, two sisters Nina 
French and Edna Hughes of Texas, 
and eight grandchildren. Mrs. 
Hilburn will be buried in Edinberg, 
Texas. She was 79. Services by Valley 
Mortuary 



Betty Horn 

Funeral services were held in Las 
Vegas, Nevada for Betty Hom. Mrs. 
Horn had lived in Onyx with her late 
husband Robert. Burial was at the 
Kem River Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights on July 31. Mrs. Hom was 58. 



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Aug. 16, 1979 

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Thursday 
Aug. 30, 

OBITUARY 



1979 



HARRY HOSIER 

Harry Mexal Hosier, 69, was born 
Jan. 10, 1910 in Evansville, Indiana. 
Died August 8, 1979 in the Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

Mr. Hosier lived at 2301 Harnage St. 
in Lake Isabella and has been here in 
the Valley for the last 11 years. Prior 
to that he was a maintainence 
engineer for the Firestone Tire and 
Rubber Co. in the Los Angeles area. 
He was a member of the Weldon 
Baptist Church. Graveside services 
were held Friday, Aug. 10, 1979 at the 
Kern River Valley District cemetery 
with the Reverend H. B. Long of- 
ficiating. He is survived by his wife 
Georgia, One daughter, JoAnn Hyatt 
of Long Beach. Two sisters, Dolores 
Hosier of Lake Isabella and Hargaret 
Eichel of Arizona. Two grand 
children, Dwinna and Bryan Hyatt 
both of Long Beach. 



Roselee Spradlin 

Funeral services for Roselee 
Spradlin, dfl, were held recently in 
Panorama City. Mrs. Spradlin died on 
August 24 

He is survived by her husband 
Grover Lee of Panorama City; a 
daughter, Margie, also of Panorama 
City; another daughter, Marian of 
Chowchilla; and a son, Don of 
Panorama. Also eight yrandsons and 
10 great grandchildren. 

She was a resident of the Kern 
Kiver Valley for 15 years. 



Lloyd Banks 

Lloyd Banks passed away August 16 
at UCLA Hospital. Bom E)ecember 17. 
1909 in Burlington, Iowa. He was 69. 
Mr. Banks was married to Gladys 
Kimball In Cassvllle, Missouri on 
November 11, 1939 and moved In 1940 
to the Los Angeles area where he was 
employed by McDonnell Douglas for 
31 years. Since retirement 7 years ago 
they has resided at Lake Isabella, 

He Is survived by his wife; two sons, 
Thomas of Lawndale, and David of 
Los Angeles; four grandchildren. 
Deborah, Caren, Diana and Douglas. 

A service in memory was conducted 
by Rev. Robert I. Wells of First Bap- 
tist Church of Reseda, at Church of 
the Hills, Forest Lawn, Hollywood 
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Thursday 
Sept. 6, 1979 

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Earl Round 

Eari Nelson Round died Aug. 27, 
1979 in a Bakersfield Hosp. Mr, 
Round, who liv^d at m KilberUi St. in 
Bodfish was born April 26, 1923 in 
Pennsylvania. Mr. Round, who was a 
truck driver for 30 years 4 also a 
Navy Veteran, has lived in the Valley 
for the last three years He was also a 
member of REACT Graveside ser- 
vices were held Thursday Aug. 30, 
1979 at the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery with the Reverend Hugh 
Power officiating. 

David Greenig 

David E. Greenig was born May 2, 
1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died 
August 29, 1979 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. Mr. Greenig has lived in the 
Valley for 10 iiioiiths, he is a former 
resident of Long Beach. California 
where he retired from the Naval Ship 
Yards. He was a member of the Loyal 
Order of Moose & Past Governor of 
Long Beach 600 with fellowship 
degree. 

Memorial Services were held at the 
Valley Mortuary Sunday Sept. 2, 1979. 
Donations may be made m his 
memory to the American Cancer 
Fund. 

He is survived by his wife Hazle of 
Bodfish. Step-Daughters, Peggy Rose 
of Salt Lake City, Utah, Sally Lawson, 
Bonita, Calif. Satti Lane, of El Paso, 
Texas. Four brothers, Roy, &i Jack of 
Long Beach, Calif., Dean of Orange, 
Calif. & Leslie of Lakewood, Calif. 



Minnie Schneider 



Wilhelmena (Minnie) K. Schneider 
died August 31, 1979 in Chico, Califor- 
nia where she was visiting. She was 
born May 24, 1901 in Iowa. She lived at 
the Palos Ranch Trailer Park in 1 jke 
Isabella i has lived in the valley for 
the last 13 years Services were held 
Wednesday Sept 5. 1979 at St. Jude's 
Catholic Church with Father Mark 
Renner officiating. Interment 
followed at Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery. She was survived by her 
son Robert Schneider of Minnesota, 2 
daughters, LaVonne Steib, Mesa, 
Arizona and ,\larlys Caldwell. Hemet, 
California. 



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Thursday 

Sept. 27, 1979 

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MILDRED THOMPSON 

Mildred (Millie) A. Thompson , 63 , 

of Lake Isabella died Sept. 16, 1979. 

Services were held at Rose Hills Sept 

19. 

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. 

Thompson lived in South Gate for 32 

years. She was employed there for 18 

years by Dr. H. Siegel and Dr. M. 

Baron . 

She is survived by her husband of 43 

years, Fred Thompson; son Gary 

of North Hollywood; mother Anna M. 

Benton of South Gate, sister Marilyn 

Bowbeer of Whittier and brother 

Marvin Benton of Hollywood, she had 

one grandchild. 



FLORENCE PINETTE 

Graveside services were held for 
Florence Pinette Wednesday Sept. 26, 
1979 at the Kern River Valley District 
Cemetery with the Rev. Donald 
Roulsten officiating. 

Mrs. Pinette died Sept 23, 1979 in a 
Bakersfiedl Hospital. She was born in 
Colton, California. She lived here in 
the Valley with her husband Lester 
since 1954, living on James Road in 
Kernville . 



William Turner 

Memorial services were held for 
Wllllara Dewey Turner, September 
22, 1979, at the Church of the Nazarene 
In Lake Isabella. Rev. B.M. CaLhoon 
officiated. 

Mr. Turner passed away at his Lake 
Isabella home September 15. He was 
twm July 14. 1898 In Eurelca, Utah. He 
married Nesta Carrlllo September 5, 
1921 \n Alhambra, Calif. They moved 
to Kem County in 1922, where he 
worked i/i the oil fields for many 
years. Bill and Nesta have lived In the 
Kem River Valley for 22 years. 

He is survived by: wife Nesta; son, 
William A. Turner, BodfUh; 
daughter, Mary Threewit, Paonia, 
Colorado; 2 grandsons, 4 gran- 
daughters, 5 great grandhchildren ; 
one brother, Edgar J. Turner. 
Camarlllo, Ca.; one sister, Alberta 
Sager, Paramount, Ca. 

The family would like to thank their 
many good friends for the food, 
flowers, cards, and contributions to 
the Cancer Dressing Fund. It was 
greatly appreciated. 



Wayne Harness 

Wayne Harness of Bodfish passed 
away suddenly in Santa Clara, 
California. A professional engineer 
for 40 years, he is survived by his wife 
Dorothy, his son and daughter in law 
Larry and Christine Harness and one 
grandson David. Mr. Harness will be 
fondly remembered by many friends 
in the Los Angeles area and by his two 
cousins Ralph Shuler of Santa Clara 
and Howard Shuler of Monrovia. Ser- 
vices were held Wednesday Sept. 18th, 
1 p.m. at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
Members of Masonic Lodge No. 827 
officiated. 



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Thursday 

Sept. 27, 1979 

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MILDRED CHACANACA 

Mildred Louise Chacanaca born 
April 1, 1924 in Sout hei nCa li f or nia 
died Sunday evening Sept. 16, 1979 in 
Lake Isabella, California. She has 
lived in the valley for the last five 
years. Services will be held Thursday 
Sept. 20, at Eternal Valley Memorial 
Park in Newhall, California. She is 
survived by her husband Earl of Lake 
Isabella, Calif. Four daughters, Nancy 
& Barbara Chacanaca, Phyllis 
Norris all of Lake Isabella, California 
Patricia Beard of Los Banos, Calif. 
One brother Bobby Haddock of North 
Hollywood, Calif. Three sisters, 
Eleanor Fryor of Action, Calif. Helen 
Haddock & Gladys Vidigen both of 
Newhall, California and three Grand- 
children , 



TED MARVIl 



Ted R. Marvin died Sept. 4, 1979 in a 
Bakersfield Hospital. He was born 
Sept. 7, 1907 in Joplin, Missouri, Mr. 
Marvin was a retired painter. He 
lived in South Lake and has been in the 
Valley for seven years. A Rosary was 
held Sept. 6, 1979 at the Valley Mort- 
uary Chapel . 

The funeral mass was Friday Sept 
7 at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 
followed by interment in Kern River 
Valley District Cemetery. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Elsie and son John 
and daughter Dorothy of Oregon. 



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Thr usday 
Oct. 4, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Raymond Brooks 

A funeral service was held at V«ll«y 
Mortuary Chapel on Friday Septem- 
ber 28th for Flaymond S. BrooK«; 
members of Elks Lodge No. 23ii of- 
ficiated. 

Known to his many friends by his 
C.B. handle "Hotshot", Mr. Brooks is 
survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth 
of Hillview Acres. A veteran of WW 11 
Mr. Brooks served as a Navy seabee 
in the Pacific. 

Burial was at the WaxahachJe City 
Cemetery, Waxahachie, Texas. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary of 
Ijike Isabella and Rudolph-Snyder 
Funeral Home of Waxahachie, Texas. 



Richard Sherman 

Richard Sherman, a well known ex- 
cavating contractor here in the 
Valley, died tragically Thursday in a 
motor vehicle collision near Walker 
Summit Mass was held for Mr. 
Sherman on Tuesday morning, Oc- 
tober 2 at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 
Wofford Heights. Interment was at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

Mr. Sherman is survived by his wife 
Alphonsine; a sister Eleanor Brandt 
of Sumner, Wn. Two sons, Richard. 
Jr. and Joel; one daughter Patricia 
and five Grandchildren. Mr. Sherman 
was 58. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary of Lake Isabella. 



Thomas Beaury 

Thomas D. Beaury, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas Beaury of Lake 
Isabella, died September 21 of a heart 
attack. He was 51. Services were con- 
ducted at Forest I^wn Mortuary in 
Glendale. 

Mr. Beaury worked for Southern 
Pacific Railroad for 32 years, served 
in the Air Force in Korea and was a 
member of the Masons, Elks, and a 
reserve office of the South Pasadena 
Police Department. 

An avid CB'er. Mr. Beaury attended 
the CB breakfast in Lake Isabella 
Sept. 15. His handle was Coca Cola, 
and his wife Betty was known as Buay 
Bee. They had just celebrated their 
28th anniversary. 

Beaury was survived by his wife, 
sons William, Michael and Thomas, 
daughter Patricia Bostick, his paren- 
ts and seven grandchildren. 



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Thursday 

Oct. 18, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Oct, 18, 1979 

OBITUARY 



ROBERT ZBINDON 

Robert Zbinden, 76, of Lake Isabella 
died of natural causes at the home of 
his step-daughter in Beaver, Utah on 
October 5, 1979. 

He was born December 22, 1902 in 
Bern, Switzerland. 

He married Dorothy Darcie Scaife 
on November 11, 1954 in Reno, 
Nevada. Survivors were his widow of 
Lake Isabella, step-daughter Mrs. 
Michael (Barbara) Robinson, 
Beaver. Utah; step-son Jim 
Beaumont, Van Nuys, Californis; 
eight grandchildren and one great 
grandaughter . 

Funeral graveside services were 
held October 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the 
Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, 
Utah with interment taking place 
under the direction of the Olpin 
Mortuary of Beaver. 



Jimmy Hignett 

Jimmey Hignett of Lake Isabella 
died on October 5th. Born in England 
in 1905 Mr, Hignett li iurvived by his 
wife Clara, his son Jiinmey R. Hignett 
of Orange, his daughter Barbara of 
Escondidn, a brother Mr. Fred 
Hignett of 1^ Mirada and one sister 
Mrs. Florence Herd of I^os Angeles. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Howard Cox 

Funeral Services were held on Oc- 
tober nth for Howard Cox who passed 
away Sunday at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. Burial was at the Inglew(«y] 
Park cemetery m Inglewnod. Mr. Cox 
IS survived by his wife Clara of 
Weldon. Born in 189^. Mr Cox was 80 
years of age Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella and 
Douglass Mortuary of El Segundo 



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Thursday 

Oct. 25, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Oct. 25, 1979 

OBITUARY 



LORETTA BROWN 

Loretta Belle Brown passed away 
October 17, at 7:40 a.m. at Kern 
Valley Hospital. Born in Guthrie, 
Oklahoma July 18, 1914. 
She is survived by husband Edward 
C. Brown, Wofford Heights; brother 
in law Harold, Gardena; and 
Raymond Riviera, Arizona; Nephew 
Jeffrey, Gardena; Aunt Mabel Koch, 
Guthrie, Oklahoma; nie'ce Lynne 
McGoverion, Toledo, Ohio. 
Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary at 2 p.m. Friday October 19, 
with Reverend Hugh Power of- 
ficiating. Cremation followed with 
terment at Rosedale Cemetery, Los 
Angeles . 



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Irene Singleton 

A funeral service for Irene 
Singleton was held October 22nd at the 
Church of the Nazarene, Lake 
Isabella. The Reverend Oren Ice of- 
ficiated. Interment at the Kern River 
VaUey Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Bom Mary Irene Rogers in De Nova, 
Osage County, Oklahoma in 1922 Mrs. 
Singleton is survived by her mother 
Mary Rogers of Lake Isabella, her 
husband E.W. "Bill" Singleton, a son 
Leon of Vlsalia, a daughter Pat 
Singleton of Bakersfield, a sister 
Louise Lensley of North Hollywood 
and two grandchildren. Irene and Bill 
Singleton are well known in the VaUey 
as the operators of the Star Drilling 
and pump company, Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
Nov. 8, 1979 

OBITUARY 



93 



TAMIE LYNN ALEXANDER 

On Tuesday, November 6, funeral 
services for Tamie Lynn Alexander 
18, of Weldon were held at the United 
Methodist Church. Weldon. The 
Reverend Donald Roulsten officiated. 
Tamie a member of the Rainbow girls 
and a student at Kern Valley High 
School is survived by her parents, 
Leonard Alexander and Loretta 
Novak, two brothers, Leonard Paul 
and J.L". Alexander and one sister 
Loretta Joyce. Interment at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery followed the 
service. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



ALFRED JARRETT 



On Monday, November 5, A 
memorial service for Alfred (Al) 
Jarrett of Weldon was held at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights. The Reverend B. Calhoon of 
the Church of the Nazarene, Lake 
Isabella, officiated. Mr, Jarrett is 
survived by his wife, Sue Jarrett of 
Weldon, a stepson Jerry Segler of 
Ridgecrest and two grandchildren. 
Mr. Jarrett was 77. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Nov. 15, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thur sda y 

Nov. 15, 1979 

OBITUARY 



RAYMOND WHITE 

Services were held at the 
Our Fathers, Forest Lawn 
November 3 for Raymond C. 
Lake Isabella. Pastor Jin 
ficiated, and soloist vifas 
Paige, a long-time friend 
Mr. White graduated from 
Teachers College in 1923, 
California to the Angeles 
where he studied under Ai 
Pherson for two years. He 
married to Bessie Estes i 
marriage which lasted for 
He retired in 1973, and h 
intertaining the elderly 
valescent homes. He earne 
pins for 400 hours of sue 
moved to Lake Isabella in 
He was active in the Kern 
Valley Art Association un 
He leaves his wife, Bessi 
Bob, Eugine and Charles o 
and Marvin of Costa Mesa, 
children and four great g 
He left many friends also 
Isabella and Orange Count 



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William Growden 

A private cremation was held for 
William Nelson Growden of Wofford 
Heights. Mr. Growden born in Ten- 
nessee August 18, 1893 was a retired 
Air Force Veteran with 30 years of 
government service including World 
War 11. Mr. Growden is survived by 
his wife Minna of Wofford Heights and 
a son, William C, Growden of An- 
chorage, Alaska. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Nov. 15, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Nov. 15, 1979 

OBITUARY 



ELIZABETH THOME 

Frances Elizabeth Thome, born in 
San Francisco September 29, 1916, 
passed away November U in Baker- 
sf ield . 

She was survived by her children, 
Steve Thome of Studio City, Don 
Thome of Lake Isabella, Tim Thome 
of Montroze, Lori Sampson of 
Panaroma City, Cathy Groninga of La 
Crescenta, Cindy Wimmer of Lake 
Isabella and Russ Thome of Glendale. 
She was also survived by her father 
and stepmother, Earl and Trudy 
Lambert of Lake Isabella; one sister, 
Grace Shanks of Escondido and one 
brother, Morgan Lambert of Lake 
Isabella. She was grandmother to 
nine grandchildren. Mrs. Thome was 
63 and had resided in Lake Isabella 
for the last 11 years. 

Arrangements were made by the Neptune 
Society of Fresno. 



Martha Gray 

Martha Marie Gray 50, of Wufford 
Heights passed away at Memorial 
Hospital of Long Beach. Graveside 
services were held at the Kern Kiver 
Valley Cemetery on Wednesday Oc- 
tober 31st. Mr. Harold Kanaga of- 
ficiated at the I.DS service Miss Gray 
followed a lifetime career with the 
Stale of California as a psychiatric 
technician at the State Hospital, 
Camarillo. She is survived by her 
parents Eddie Earl and Martha Gray 
and two brothers, Fred Gray of l.ake 
Isabella and F^ddie A Gray of Carson. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Nov. 21, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Nov. 21, 1979 

OBITUARY 



PAULINE INEZ RAWSON 

A funeral service for Pauline Inez 
Rawson was held Friday November 
16th at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
The Reverend Loren Berck of the 
United Methodist Church Kernville 
officiated. Mrs. Rawson is survived 
by her husband Homer Rawson of 
Lake Isabella, a son Richard of Daly 
City and a sister Helen of Lake 
Isabella. Born in 1903, Mrs. Rawson 
was 76. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



IRENE STEFFES 

Irene Steffes of Lake Isabella 
passed away on November 12th at San 
Joapuin Hospital in Bakersfield. Born 
in Maple Heiyhts Ohio in 1918 Mrs. 
Steffes is survived by her husband 
Roland, a son Roland Jr. of I^ng 
Beach and a daughter Carol Jean of 
Fountain Valley ArranfJeinents by 
Valley Mortuary. 



FRANCES DICKS 



A memorial service for Frances 
Dicks was held at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, I^ke Isabella. Frances Dicks 
is survived by her sister Mrs. Glenn 
R. Hale of Wofford Heights. Known as 
"Frankie" to her many friends and 
loved ones, Frances Dicks was SO 
years old 



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97 



Thursday 

Nov. 29, 1979 



Thursday 

Nov. 29. 1979 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



JOHN ROEHM 

John Francis Roehm, born January 
31, 1920, died November 18, 1979. 
memorial service was held by his 
immediate family. Arrangements 
were by the Neptune Society of 
Fresno . 

"Jack" as he was known by all his 
friends in the valley he lived in 
loved, was a veteran and a member 
the Moose and Eagle lodges. 
He is survived by his two daughters, 
Beverly Christine of Bakersfield and 
Peggy Fellows of Fountain Valley, 
one brother, Fred W. Roehm of 
Warren, Michigan, and four sisters, 
Marie Best of Lake Isabella, Kathryn 
Zemens of Detroit, Betty Ubelhor and 
Lorraine Ferqueron, both of St. Claire 
Shores, Michigan. 



and 
of 



Evelyn Hooper 

Services were held November 27, 
for Mis, I'"velyii A lluopir of I^ke 
Isabella, who died November 22 at 
Kern V;ille> Hospitiil 

Burn in 1910 in Wuhilfl, Kansas. 
.Mri, Huoper was h [jh.-,! resident of 
\.(\i\n Beach and liveil in Uike l.iatjella 
for 13 years She was a charter iiiem- 
bei (if I-:Hslrrii ,St<ii buth in Keriiville 
and Arli'sia. (';iliforiii;i. a member of 
llie Whitf Sill nil' of Ai Ii-mh the Moose 
l.odue ot l.aKe i^abella. and of Kern 
KivGrVfilley RFA(T 

She and hei hu.sband were the fuun- 
clers of the citizen^' b.ind HKACT 
team in the valU'v !!<.■ was first 
president, slu' fii.st sveretary- 
trea.surer She had served rerently as 
the "sunshine uirl' for the kiroup. 
SLMiclint flowers. laiiN and su forth to 
other members 

She was well-known to the sheriff's 
and fire department personnel for her 
a.ssistanee in emertiency calls She 
had monitored ehannel nine over a 
ten-year period to provide emergency 
aid of information on weather or road 
conditions. 

She is survived b> her husband. 
Kdwin 1. Hooper, of the Bella Vista 
tract, daughter Barbara Haulenbock 
of Kullertnn and sons Kdwin Jr and 
h'red I. Hooper of Fullerton and On- 
tario 

Her sister. Juanita Watson, lives in 
Onyx; brother Hunald Hooker in 
Wichila, and nephew Hobert Clansen 
lives in Onyx 

She i.s also survived b> nine liran- 
dchildreii and i-iKhl tiieat- 
urandchildii-ii 



Martha Burkey 

Martha H Burkey. born May 4. 1893 
in Germany, died November 16. in 
Bakersfield Graveside servsices 
Tuesday November 27. at Kern River 
Valley Di.slrict Cemetery Pastor T'.in 
Anderson ofliciatmti. Valley .Mor- 
tuary 111 Charlie of arranfieiiients 



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Thursday 

Nov. 29, 1979 

OBITUARY 



BENJAMIN BURTON 

Services were held Monday at 3 
p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park 
Mortuary for Benjamin F. Burton, 79, 
who died in Bakersfield November 22. 
Private interment followed in 
Hillcrest Memorial Park. The 
deceased was a native of Bakersfield 
and was last employed as a main- 
tenance man for the Edison Company. 
Survivors include his wife, Catherine; 
daught.er, Margaret Esponda; sister, 
Dollye Fisher, and granddaughter, 
Carole Kuhn, all residents of 
Bakersfield. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara 
Mortuary Directors. 



CURTIS MAYES 



Curtis Cooley Mayes, 82, passed 
away November 25 at San Joaquin 
Hospital in Bakersfield. 
Born September 10, 1897 in 
Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mayes was a 
member of the Masonic order for 
61 years. Masonic services were 
planned for him this week, 
Mayes was a past patrom of 
Fremont Court Order of Amaranth in 
the San Fernando Valley, He was also 
a member of Bakersfield Scottish 
Rite, and a member of the Kern River 
Valley Chapter of the Order of 
Eastern Star. 

Mayes is survived by his lovely wife 
Lucille of Wofford Heights. Donations 
in his honor may be made to your 
favorite cancer fund organization. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Dec. 6, 1979 

OBITUARY 



99 



Thursday 
Dec. 6, 1979 

OBITUARY 



RUTH NAGEL 

Funeral Services were held at 
Valhalla Memoria Park, North 
Hollywood, California, for Ruth Nagel 
of Weldon. The Lutheran Ministry of 
North Hollywood officiated. 
Mrs. Nagel is survived by her niece 
and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Place 
of Weldon. 



IRENE M. SMITH 

Funeral services for Irene M. Smith 
were held at graveside in Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, The Reverend 
James Hux of the Mountain View 
Southern Baptist Church , Lake 
Isabella, officiated. 
Mrs. Smith is survived by her 
husband Grover of Lake Isabella, a 
daughter Sally of Lancaster, her 
mother Grace Finney of Nebraska, 
one brother, Clyde, and three grand- 
children. 



LYLE N. RIDENOUR 

l.> U \ Ui.li Mi.iii , :t Kfl (I KiVLT 
Vulk'y ii-.-iidi'iil liM U years, passed 
iiway DiTi-mbtT ;t ;it St Joseph's 
Mutlical (eiiUi in liurljuiik 

IJorn in MalUud, Iowa m 11)14, 
Kuluninii lived mi lliiih.uik and was 
oniployed b> Ixjcklioed Aircraft for 
over 2D years. He has been a resident 
of IhD Kern Kivcr Valley for 11 years, 
residing in Kernvillc and South 1-akc 
Kslales 

He is siirviv<'(l by tiis wite Berry, of 
South Lake Kstales; a son Kenneth 
Kidenour o( SauKus; a daughter 
Lylenc Sheets of Agoura and eight 
Kraiulduldien. He is survived also by 
twu sisleis. Mane Mmear and Mar- 
ceile Kobbins, both of Burbank; and a 
brother, Raymond Hidenour of Kan- 
sas. 

The family asks that in heu of 
flowers, donations be senl to St 
•lijsi'ph'". ( ..iufi ItcviMiih renter of 
l.inL.inL 



EVE ELIZABETH GUTHRIE 



ISAAC PRESTON 



Eve Elizabeth Guthrie passed away 
November 27 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Mrs. Guthrie was a resident of 
Wofford Heights and co-owner of the 
Lakeview Rest Home. Funeral services 
were held Friday, November 30 
at the Valley mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella. Reverend Donald Roulster 
officiated at the service and the 
interment service that followed at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Mrs. Guthrie is survived by her 
husband Bertram; her sister Dorothy 
of Wofford Heights; brothers Ernie, 
Ercel, Paul and William; a daughter, 
Carleen and one grandson. Mrs. 
Guthrie was 66. 



A Masunii' luenuMial service was 
held at the Valley .Mortuary chapel, 
Lake Isabella for Isaac "Ike" I-'reston 
i)f Wofford HeiKhts Mr Preston was a 
past master of the Masons and a 
Shriner. 

He is survived by his wife Florence 
"Sue" Hreston, a dauuhter Shirley, a 
son Mike, one brother Charles 
Preston of Washington State and six 
Krandchiklien Mi Preston was 68 
years old Inteiinent at Kern River 
Vallev ( tiiiflei v 



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Thu r sday 

Dec. 13, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Dec. 13, 1979 

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Thursday 

Dec. 20, 1979 

OBITUARY 



Susan Schropp Ellen Jane Scott 



Susan Schropp, 52, of Bodfish, died 
December 4 in Lake Isabella. Ser- 
vices were held December 7 at Green 
Hills Mortuary Chapel in San Pedro, 
California, and interment was in 
Green Hills Memorial Park. 

Mrs. Schropp was survived by her 
husband, i^rry W. Schropp of Bod- 
fish, son Dennis C. Schropp of Santa 
Kosa, grandson Christopher Schropp 
of Santa Rosa, and sisters Estellc Cox 
and Mary Buckner of Weldon. 

Jack Nisbett 

Funeral sen,'ices for Jack Thomas 
Nisbett were held Thursday morning 
December 13, at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella. The Reverend 
I-owell Lueck officiated. Mr. Nisbett 
was a retired Ix)s A/ij^eles Police of- 
ficer and a former worker at the 
Camp Owens Boys Camp. He is sur- 
vived by his wife Mabel and son Jack 
Jr. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



Fred Lee 



Fred C Lee passed away at San 
Joaquin Community Hospital in 
Bakersfield on December 5. Mr. Lee 
is survived by his wife Ix)ree of Bod- 
fish and daughter Sally of Lake 
Isabella. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Ellen Jane Scott passed away sud- 
denly at the Kern Valley Hospital on 
December 8. Funeral services were 
held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 
Wofford Heights. Father Mark Ren- 
ner officiated. Interment at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery followed Mrs. 
Scott is survived by her husband 
James E. Scott of Mt. Mesa, four 
children, James, John, Michelle and 
Anne; a sister and brother. John Fin- 
dley of San Diego and Sr Katherine 
. Irene Findlcy, CSJ of Los Angeles. 
Mrs. Scott was 47 years old. 
Arrant^eiiienls by Valley Mortuary. 

Eve Guthrie 

Eve Elizabeth Guthrie passed away 
November 27 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
Born in Bardstown, Kentucky on 
December 2, 1912, Eve lived in Los 
Angeles and Oxnard and became a 
resident of Wofford Heights in August 
1978. She was the Manager and co- 
owner of the I.«ke View Guest Home. 

Funeral services were held Friday, 
November 30 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, I.ake Isabella fullowed by 
cremation. Reverend Donald 
Roulsten officiated at the service. 

Mrs. Guthrie i.s survived by her 
husband Bertram; a daughter 
Carleen; a son Gary and a grandson 
Joel; her sister Dorothy of Wofford 
Heights; brothers Ernie, Krcel, Paul 
and Wllllarii 



Edgar Straker 



Edgar Burgess Straker, of Wofford 
Heights, died No\eiiiber 29 at Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. He was 
81. 

Born III Evansville, Indiana 
January 20, 1898. Mr. Straker was a 
valley resident for the past 18 years 
He is survived by his wife. Rita; one 
daughter. Mrs. F.loise Leavy: eight 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. 

Ihterment was at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park m Bakersfield. 



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Th r usday 
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Thursday 
Jan. 3, 1980 

OBITUARY 



FILOMENA D'ASENZO 

Filomena Rose (May) D'Asenzo 
73, of Wofford Heights passed away in 
the early morning of December 21 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 
Born in Tacoma, Washington July 1, 
1906, Mrs. D'Asenzo is survived by 
her daughter Mercedes Wagner of 
Houston; her brother and sister-in- 
law Ernie and Betty D'Asenzo of 
Wofford Heights; four grandchildren, 
Steven Seach, Denise Phillips, 
Gregory Seach and Lance Seach all of 
Houston . 



ROBERT LAKUILLIER 

Robert E. (Bob) LaHuillier 52, of 
Lake Isabella died at Wadsworth V.A. 
Hospital Los Angeles on December 
24th. Mr. LaHuillier was a veteran of 
WW II and a retired employee of the 
Purolator Co. 

He is survived by his wife Ellia of 
Lake Isabella; his parents Mr. & Mrs. 
Wesley LaHuillier of Ponca City, 
Oklahoma; sons Robert and Samuel; 
daughters Carol and Mary and a 
sister Jackie Turns of Oklahoma. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Erna Virk 



A funeral service was held 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Krna Irene Virk of Wof- 
ford Heights who died in Bakersfield 
on December 24. Mrs. Virk was born 
in Poland August 6. 1906, is survived 
by her husband Paul Virk of Wofford 
Heights. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Hollis Bertrand 

Graveside services for Hollis Mer- 
win Bertrand were held at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery, the Reverend 
Hugh Power of the First Baptist 
Church Lake Isabella, officiated. 

Mr. Bertrand was a WWII veteran 
and retired from the Getty Oil Co. He 
is survived by his son and daughter- 
in-law Ronald and Vickie Bertrand of 
Wofford Heights and a son Barry Ber- 
trand of Sacramento; mother Birdie 
Bowman of Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thrusday 

Jan. 10, 1980 

OBITUARY 



103 



HENRY CARTER 

Henry L. Carter, 76, of Lake 
Isabella, passed away Friday, 
Janusry 4, 1980 in Oxnard . Funeral 
services were held Wednesday 
January 9 at Valley Mortuary Chapel 
Reverend Donald Roulsten of the 
United Methodist Church in Weldon 
presided . 

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife 
Ellen, daughters Jeanne Hilim and 
Shirlee Blakemore of Garden Grove, 
and Willa Crump of Lake Isabella, 
son Jim Carter of Onyx, six grand- 
children and great grandchildren. 



TERRI BEENE 

Terri Lynne Beene, 16, who died 
December 24 as a result of an 
apparent homicide, will be buried 
in the Kern River Valley Friday, 
January 11. with graveside services 
at 11 a.m. at Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Born July 27, 1963 in Ridgecrest 
Terri attended Bittsburg American 
High School in Germany and Kern 
Valley High School. 
She is survived by her mother, 
Sandra Koenig ; as sister, Deanna 
Lee, and a brother, Robert Jeffery, 
all of South Carolina; by her grand- 
mother Esther Hood of Wofford Heights 
and Betty Adams of Ridgecrest, her 
grandfather Billy Joe Martin of 
Ridgecrest, and her great grand- 
mother Thelma Beene of Ridgecrest, 
as well as many other relatives. 
In lieu of flowers, the family has 
requested that donations be made in 
Terri's name to the Children's 
Hospital in Los Angeles. 



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Thursday 

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Thursday 

Jan. 10, 1980 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



MARY THOMSON 

Mary Alice (Toni) Thomson passed 
away December 20, 1979 and \vfas 
buried at Green Lawn in Bakersfield 
Wednesday, December 26. 
She was well-known in the valley as 
a member of the Moose Lodge, 55-plus 
club. Grandmothers Club and Bodfish- 
Lake Isabella Property Owners 
Association. She was 65 years old and 
had lived in Lake Isabella for six 
years . 

Mrs. Thomson was survived by one 
daughter, Lina Thomson, and a son 
Tomlin Edwards . 



Lawrence Monday 



Lawrence V Monday. 77, died 
December X4, 1979 at KidKecrest 
Coriiniuruly Hospital He i,s survived 
by hia wife, Berenice, of South Lake 
Fslates. a dauulitcr, Sarah Coburn, of 
Hoanoke Kapid.s. North Carolina: a 
son, Robert iMonday of Panorama 
City; two sisters. Mary Monday of 
Batesvillc Arkansas and Virginia 
Powell of Little Kock. Arkansas: two 
brothers, William Monday and Roy 
Monday of Bate.sville. Arkansas; two 
grandsons, four granddaughters and 
one great-grandson 

Graveside services were held 
December 28 at 11 am at Oakwood 
Memorial Park in Chatsworth. 
California , w ith the Reverend Herbert 
Clinger officiating; Services were 
arranged by Holland and Lyons Mor- 
tuary of Ridgecrest. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thr usday 

Jan. 17. 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thr usda y 

Jan. 17, 1980 

OBITUARY 



i 05 



JOHN HARRELL JR. 

John M. Harrel, Jr. 66, of Mt. Mesa 
passed away at the City of Hope 
Medical Center in Duarte, California 
on January 8, 1980. A native of Texas 
Mr. Harrell is survived by his wife 
Katherine of Mt. Mesa; one son John 
T. Harrell of Newbury Park, a 
daughter Kav of Van Nuys and two 
grandchildren. Funeral services 
were held at Valley Mortuary Chapel 
in Lake Isabella January 11th. 
Reverend Hugh Power of the First 
Baptist Church officiated. Mr. Harrel 
was a Mason and Masonic Lodge No. 
827 of Lake Isabella participated in 
the services. Interment was at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 
Theoa Wilson 



EVALENA MOORE 

Evalena Moore 9A , of Bodfish 
passed away Monday at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. Graveside services 
\«(ere held at the old Kern Valley 
Cemetery Wofford Heights; the 
Reverend Loren berck of the United 
Methodist Church of Kernville, of- 
ficiated. Mrs. Moore is survived by 
her son Stanley Moore of Bodfish. 
Arrengements by Valley Mortuary. 



Theora Wilson 

TliiMira WilsDM (i«. df WnffonI 
Hni;hts dhssciI wa\ Jniui;ir^8. IHRfl in 
HakiTsfii-lil. (".iHvi'sidi- siTiicrs wcrr 

held Ht the KiTM River Vallrv 
(■(■mrtcrv Wnffnrd Hciuhls on Mon- 
finv .l;mu;irv 14lh. Mrx. Wjliion Is sur- 
vivrd \t\ liiT IunIjiiiuI .Kiiiii-s ^',. '.Iini 
Wilson of Wofford Hrii;ht5. 
Arrant'i'monls l)v VhIIcv Mortunrv. 

Milu Canfield 

Milo I.. Canfield 74. of the larsen 
Iran Southlakc. oasscd awav Sunday 
ot Ihe Kern Vallrv Hosoilal. Funeral 
services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel hi Lake Isabella, The 
Reverend Huiih Power of the First 
naotist Church officiated. Mr, Can- 
field Is survived by his wife Goldle. 
two tons, Mils Jr. of Eugene Oregon, 
and Gilbert o( Irvine; five grand- 
children and lour great-grandchildren 

Arraneements by Valley Mortuary. 



GERTRUDE STEFFENS 

Gertrude Steffens' 77, of Lake 
Isabella passed away in Bakersfield 
January 5i;h. Funeral services were 
held at St. Jude's Catholic Church on 
Thursday January 10th, Father Mar- 
tin McGagh of St. Joseph's Church, 
Bakersfield, officiated. Mrs. Steffens 
is survived by her husband Harley E. 
Steffens of Lake Isabella, one 
daughter Patricia Michiels of Hun- 
tington Beach and three grand- 
children. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Ihursday Thursday 

10 6 Jan. 24, 1980 Jan. 2A, 1980 

OBITUARY OBITUARY 

RUTH P. MEYERS 
JAN HARRY MALOSKI 

Jan Harry Maloski of Weldon Ruth P. Meyers, a resident of the 

passed away January 21st at San Kern River Valley for 29 years, died 

Joaquin Hospital. Jan was born in Friday, January 18 in Bakersfteld. 
Glendale, Calif., November 26, 1946 

and had lived in the valley since 1961 Mrs. Meyers was born in Corinth, 

J J _ c V \! T ^ u ■ u Mississippi March 20, 1905. She lived 

and a graduate of kern Valley High. , „, ./^ 

,, . -juu- -cot- A '" Oklahoma for many years before 

He IS survived bv his wire Kosaiie and mnvino »« w...„„in« ^- mt, cu 

moving to KemviUe in 1951. She was 

two daughters. Christian and Kari the past owner of the Kern Korner 

and his mother and father John and store and of the Robins Cafe in Ker- 

Marie Maloski of Bodfish, sister Janet nville, but was also well-known to 

and nephew Russell D. Koop of Lake many for her excellent cooking at 

Isabella. Memorial services by many different restuaraiiLj In the 

Hillcrest Mortuary private at a later Kern River Valley. Ruth was also a 

date. charter member of the First Southern 

Baptist Church in Kernville. 

Two sons survive her, Joe and 
Jimmy Meyers, both of Kernville. 
There are five grandchildren, Doyle, 
Carrie, Joseph and Sherrianne 
Meyers of Kernville, and Greg 
Meyers of Northern California. She is 
also survived by three brothers, Ben 
Cooper of Oklahoma, Tom Cooper of 
Hemet, California, Jack Cooper of 
Chula Vista, and by three sisters, 
Lucille Friedman and Gladys Mayo, 
both of Oklahoma and Pauline Shelton 
ofHiverside. 

Rev. Ben Bills of the First Southern 
Baptist Church officiated at the ser- 
vices January 22. 

The family requests that in lieu of 
flowers donations be sent to the 
American Cancer Society. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Jan. 24, 1980 



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OBITUARY 



VERA HISKS 

VERA HICKS 

Vera Hicks, 77 of Lake Isabella 
died January 6 at Kern Medical Center 
Bakersfield, California. She was 
born March 31, 1902 at Sheridan, 
Wyoming . 

Her survivors include two 
daughters Marjorie Hall of Goleta, 
California, June McCarter of Salome, 
Arizona. Grandaughter Judith Porter 
whom she" made her home with, three 
other grandchildren, five great grand- 
children and a sister. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
10 8 Feb. 7, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Feb. 7, 1980 

OBITUARY 



MILDRED EILEEN BEATON 

Funeral services for Eileen Beaton 
were held at Valley Mortuary Chapel 
February 6. Ladies of the Moose 
Lodge 498 officiated. Mrs. Beaton is 
survived by her husband Jack of 
Wofford Heights, sons Jack R. Beaton 
of Wofford Heights, William of Onyx. 
Donald - home on leave from U.S. 
Navy, brother John Jamieson, sisters 
Dorothy and Pearl and Parents 
Susana and Charles Jamieson of Long 
Beach. Mrs. Beaton leaves nine 
grandchildren, Mrs. Beaton was a 
member of Ladies of the Moose, The 
Gloden Slipper, Grandmothers Club, 
and Masonic order of Amaramth, Mrs. 
Beaton was 60 years old. 



LEENAGEL 

Private crematloQ services were 
held for Lee Nagel of Lake Isabella 
who died January 27. Mrs. Nagel and 
her l^usbaDd Ray were operators until 
recently of Jack's Comer Market in 
Bodfish, Mrs. Nagel was 63. 

JOHN BLIGH RICHARDSON 
Funeral services for Jon Richard- 
son of Onyx were held at Rose HUls 
Memorial Park In Whittier on Feb- 
ruary 2. Mr. Richardson passed away 
January 29 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by bis wife Sidney, son 
John and sister Brownie Fanning o( 
Texas. Mr. Richardson was 71. 

HARRY l.GUNN ARSON 
Graveside services for Harry 
Gunnarson, 73, of Bodflsb, were held 
at the Old Kern River Valley Ceme- 
tery, Reverend Timothy Anderion of 
the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church officiated. Mr. Gunnarson, 
who passed away In Torrance was 
survived by his son Harold of Mon- 
rovia, daughter Beverly of San Pedro, 
brother Elmer of Wofford Heights, 
two sisters, Verna of Los Angeles, 
Esther of Colorado, and seven grand- 
children. 

IRENE ISABELA HARDY 
Private cremation services were 
held for Irene Isabela Hardy. 83, of 
Weldon, Mrs, Hardy who passed away 
in Bakersfield Is survived by her 
nephew Wesley Berger of Car- 
mlchael, California. 

EDWARD FRANKLIN YOUNG 
Ed Young passed away at the Kern 
Valley Hospital February 4. Mr. 
Young was a resident of Bodfish and 
drove school bus for Kern Valley 
schools for II years. Funeral services 
were held at Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
The Reverend Oren Ice officiated. 
Interment was at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Mr. Young was 61. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Feb. 7, 1980 

OBITUARY 



109 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thr usday 

Feb. 14, 1980 

ACCIDENT 



First Fatal Of Year Reported 



Mi;il h;iil ;il first .ippcircil t(i tx- a 
rciativi'l> miiinr injury accuifiit 
e\.ilvo.1 inid tin- first fal;il ((illisinii (if 
1980 as Willuim Oia Helton. W. of 
l.iikc Isabella died Saturday at Korn 
Medicai Cfntcr in Rakorstield 
follnwini; a traffii- accident earlier 
that day. 

Helton was riding a 1970 Honda 90 



motorcycle eastbound on Alta Sierra 
Avenue when he was struck head-on 
by a pickup truck making a left tum 
from Qaire Street to go westbound on 
Alta Sierra. 

The pickup was driven by Douglas 
Lloyd Hanawalt, also of Lake 
IsabeUa. Hanawalt later told CHP of- 
ficers he had cut the comer and didn't 



see Helton's motorcycle until after the 
collision. Helton refused to talk to of- 
ficers at the scene. 

The original reports indicated that 
Helton had sustained lacerations and 
abrasions to both arms, hands, lej^s 
and head Ho died in Rakersfield ap- 
parently due to internal blecdiiiK from 
injuries sustained in the collision. 



Thursday 

Feb. 21, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Feb. 21, 

OBITUARY 



1980 



Thursday 

Feb. 21, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Gladys Sandifur Harris Tweedt 



Gladys E. Sandifur, resident of Bod- 
fish, California, passed away on 
February l^, 1980, In Duarte, Califor- 
nia, at the City of Hope Hospital 
where she had been an out-patient for 
two years. 

Miss Sandifur was born in 
Blocmlngton, Indiana July L 1906 and 
became a resident of California in 
1911, residing primarily in the Los 
Angeles and San Fernando Valley 
areas. Miss Sandifur moved to Bod- 
fish in 1974. 

Miss Sandifur was retired from ser- 
vice with the City of Los Angeles 
where she worked at the Main Library 
for a period of 43 years. 

Miss Sandifur is survived by a 
brother, Cecil, of Havilah, sisters 
Ruth Sandifur of Bodfish, Florence 
Brooks of Bradbury, California, and 
Mae Klump of North Hollywood. 

Internment was at Forest Lawn, 
Hollywood Hills. 



Harris M. Tweedt of Wofford 
Heights passed away February 16th in 
Bakersfield at Marcy Hospital. Mr. 
Tweedt was retired and lived at the 
Sportsman's Trailer Park. 

He is preceeded in death by two 
brothers Wesley and Bernice and one 
sister Charlotte. 

Mr. Tweedt is survived by a brother 
Harlan Tweedt of Oroville, two sons, 
Wayne of Carson and Dennis of San 
Diego; one daughter Kathryn Miller 
of Squirrel Valley and seven gran- 
dchildren. 

Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel, Lake Isabella; the 
Reverend Tim Anderson of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Chur- 
ch officiated. Interment at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Mr. Tweedt was 66. 



Marie Waldo 



Marie Waldo 79, of Kernville died 
suddenly on February 18. Mrs. Waldo 
is survived by two sisters Helen and 
Anna of Pennsylvania and one brother 
A.G. Graf of lx)s Angeles. 

Services Thursday February 21 at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella, interment at Valhalla 
Memorial Park North Hollywood. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Feb. 28. 1980 



Thursday 

Mar. 13, 1980 



Hi 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Ray Payne 

Ray Payne, 72 of Lake Isabella, 
passed away February 21sl at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

Born in Craig County, Oklahoma 
January 11, 1908; Mr. Payne is sur- 
vived by his wife Evelyn, a sister 
Arrowannah Prigmore of Oklahoma 
City and one brother Sam Payne of 
Oregon Memorial services will be 
held March 1st at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ben Morgan of Squirrel Valley at 
n am The Reverend Ben Bills, 
Pastor of-The First Southern Baptist 
Church of Kernville will officiate. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Anna Gibson 

Anna M. Gibson, a resident of Ker- 
nville since 1952, died February 24 at 
Northrld^e HosplUl In Van Nuys, 
California. She was 79. 

Mrs. Gibson was bom March 3, 1900 
In Crete, Nebraska. 

A rosary was said February 27 and 
Mrs. Gibson was buried February 26 
at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. 

She is survived by a son, Roy J. 
Salisbury, of Pacoima, California. 



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112 



Thursday 
Mar. 20, 

OBITUARY 



1980 



Thursday 

Mar. 20, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Mar. 20, 

OBITUARY 



1980 



LEON y. BUXTON 



r.eon W. "Buck" 69, of Bella Vista, 
passed away suddenly March 5. Mr. 
Buxton is survived by his wife, 
Virginia, three daughters, Audrey. 
Beverly and Carolyn of Bakersfield, 
seven Grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. 

Services were held March 8 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella. The officers of Moose Lodge 
498 officiated 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 



Arthur Gruber 

Arthur W. Gruber of Lake Isabella 
died March 12 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital 

He is survived by his daughter, 
Anita of Naperville, Illinois and a 
sister Charlotte of Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Private cremation services were 
held in Bakersfield March M; Mr. 
Gruber's ashes will be scattered on 
the family cemetery plot In Lincoln. 
Arranaements by Valley Mortuary. 



William Robertson Clifford Palmer 



William Frederick Robertson, of 
Lake Isabella, passed away February 
3, 1980 at Methodist Hospital of 
Southern California in Arcadia, 
California. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Marguerite Robertson of Lake 
Isabella, a niece, Carolyn Sherington 
of Savannah, Missouri, a nephew, 
Gerold Merriott of St. Joseph, 
Missouri, aunt and uncle, Mr. L Mrs. 
E.H. Merriott of Pasadena, Califor- 
nia, a cousin, Greg Merriott of 
Pasadena, California and a brother- 
in-law, Qlfford Merriott of St. Joseph, 
Missouri. 

He was a member of Kern Valley 
Moose Lodge No. 498 and Kern River 
Valley Elks Lodge No. 2358. Services 
were held on Thursday, February 7, 
1980 at Turner & Stevens, Alhambra 
Chapel. Brother Isaiuiel Moberly of 
Highland Park Full Gospel Assembly 
Church officiated at services. Inter- 
ment was private. 



Funeral services were held March 
11 for Clifford H. Palmer, 64, of Onyx 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife, 
Juanita, one son, Gregory of Downey, 
California and three Grandchildren. 

Reverend Donald Roulsten of- 
ficiated, interment was at the Angelus 
Abbey in Compton, California. 



Grade Stewart 



Gracie T. Stewart 60, of Lake 
Isabella, passed away March 6 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. Mrs. Stewart 
wa.s a member of the VFW Auxiliary 
and is survived by her husband. 
Thurlo 

Services were held at Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel, the Reverend Donald 
Roulsten, Pastor of the United 
Mothodist Church Weldon. officiated. 
Initrment was at the Kern River 
ViilUry Cemetery. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Mar. 20, 1980 

ACCIDENT 



113 



One Killed 



Car Rolls Over 



A single-car rollover accident 
Saturday night killed an Onyx man 
and pinned his wife Inside the 
wreckage with serious injuries. The 
woman remained In the car for almost 
12 hours before the accident was 
discovered by passing youths on 
motorcycles. 

Killed in the accident was Armand 
Joseph Reno, who had been driving 
his wife's 1974 Mercury Cougar east- 
bound on Highway 178 two-tenths of a 
mUe east of South Lake Drive. Hla 
wife, Pearl C. Reno, received a 
broken l.eft leg in the accident, a 
possible neck fracture, cuts and 
abrasions. She was also suffering 
from exposure when rescued because 
of the cold night weather. She has 
been transported to Kem Medical 
Center where her condition Is listed is 
"serious." 

The car left the road for an unknown 
reason as Reno was rounding a gentle 
curve. His wife said that he had ap- 
prently falien asleep at the wheel. 

CHP Officers investigating repor- 
ted the odor of alcohol about his per- 
son, but it was not known whether that 
had impaired his ability to drive. 

The car overturned down a steep 
embankment and came to rest 50 feet 
below the roadside, out of sight of 
traffic. The car rested there from the 
time of the accident, about 11 p.m. un- 
til discovered around 10:30 Sunday 
morning by six motorcyclists. 



The youths finding the care were 
Wes Nelson, James Orlando, Richard 
Earhardt, Brent Henstra, James 
Spears, and Ronnie Poole. 

Besides the youtha, CHP Officer 
Jim Malouf credited Kern Valley 
Hospital emergency room doctor 
Robert P. George with stopping at the 
scene to help with the victims. 

Malouf pointed out that this was the 
third fatal accident since the new year 
began, with the third person killed. 
This compares with two fataLs, two 
persons killed at this time last year. 

A serious accident February 17 
became the valley's second fatal last 
week with the death at a Bakersfield 
hospital of Ivan Lebovics, 10, of 
Ridgecrest. Lebovics died from head 
injuries sustained in the head-on 
crash. 

The other fatality occured in 
January In a collision between a truck 
and a small motorcycle, in Lake 
Isabella. 



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114 



Thursday 

Apr. 10, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Apr. 10, 

OBITUARY 



1980 



ALBERT RHINHART 
NORCROSS 



KATHRYN LYNI 
RASCH 



CHARLES 
MCHUGH 



LOUIS 



Funeral services were held Friday 
April 4 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
for Albert R. Norcross 75, of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating at the service 
were officers of the Masonic Lodge 
627 and Elks Lodge 2358. 

Mr. Norcross was a retired Navy 
veteran who served in WW II. 

He is survived by his wife, Georgina 
of Wofford Heights. Two brothers, 
Albert of Rough and Ready California 
and Bob of Greenfield, California ; two 
sisters, Mary Ann Robinson of 
Yaltlma, Washington and Myrna 
Simms of Idaho. Born in Nestor, 
California June 3 1904 Mr, Norcross 
was 75 years of age. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

Pearl Cleone 
"Billie'' Reno 

A memorial service was held at the 
Eagles Lodge, Kern Valley Aerie 3156 
F.O.E. for Billie Reno, who died In 
Bakersfield at Kern Medical Center 
on March 31. 

Mrs. Reno was preceeded in death 
by her husband, Armand "Al" Reno 
who passed away March 16. Billie 
Reno will be remembered by her 
many friends in the valley and by 
those who knew her as owner- 
operator for many years of "Billies 
2eauty Bar" in Lake Isabella. Mrs. 
Reno is survived by her daughter, 
Gwendolyn Fike of Huntington Beach. 
Bom in Moline, Illinois May 2, 1914 
Mrs. Reno was 65 years of age. 
.'Vrrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Funeral services were held Wed- 
nesday April 9 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella for Kathryn 
Rasch, 30, of Lake Isabella. Of- 
ficiating was Reverend Donald 
Roulsten, Pastor of the "United 
Methodist Church, Weldon. 

Mrs. Rasch is survived by her 

pv nU, Miry Ann and GUtor^ BcQwn 

of Lake Isabella, her children Devin 
and Deann of Lake Isabella, brothers 
Michael Rendon of Corona and 
Gilbert Jr.. Lake Isabella; one sister, 
Valarie of Portland and Grandmother 
Marie Ramos of Los Angeles. 

Kathryn Rasch was a member of 
the Kern River Valley Aerie 3156 
Fraternal Order of Eagles. Interment 
was at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Margie Marie 
Crandall 

Margie Crandall passed away April 
5 at Kern Valley Hospital Mt. Mesa. 
Funeral services were held at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel April 9. Reverend 
Donald Roulsten of the Weldon United 
Methodist Church officiated. Mrs. 
Crandall is survived by her husband, 
Homer of Weldon, two sons, Ray and 
Bill and one grandchild, Janell Marie. 
Interment was held at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 

Born October 22, 1910, Mrs. Cran- 
dall was 69. Arrangements by VaUey 
Mortuary. 



Graveside services were held at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for 
Charles McHugh of Weldon. The 
Reverend Dwane Splawn officiated. 

Mr. McHuge, who passed away 
April 2 at Kern Valley Hospital. He is 
survived by his daughter, Mary Lou of 
Weldon. Two sisters, Goldie Kaufold 
of New York and Mildred Savarese of 
New Jersey and five grandchildren. 
Born in Brooklyn, New York 
February 27, 1903, Mr. McHugh was 
77. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 

Vivian Janice 



Myers 



Funeral services were held at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel Lake 
Isabella for Vivian Myers who passed 
away April 2. Mrs. Myers is survived 
by her husband, Richard of Bodfish, 
two sons, Nick of Wofford Heights and 
Rick of Redondo Beach. Interment 
was held at Glen Haven Memorial 
Park Pacoima. Mrs. Myers was 62. 



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Richard and 
Patricia Depew 

Richard Franklin and Patricia Ann 
Depew of Wagy Flats were victims of 
a highway accident March 27 near 
Grand Junction, Colorado. Burial was 
held at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery Wofford Heights. The 
Reverend Ben Bills, Pastor of the Fir- 
st Southern Baptist Church of Ker- 
nvllle officiated. 

Mr. and Mrs. Depew are survived 
by their son, Mike and daughter 
Xrlstlne Depew, of Wagy Flats, 
/j-rangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Kent 
Depew of Hawthorne, California, and 
mother of Patricia, Mrs. Bonnie 
: IcGill of Pensicola, Florida. 



William 



"Billy" Home 

William D. "Billy" Home, 12-year 
resident of Onyx, passed away March 
20 after a brief illness. Funeral ser- 
vices were held March 24 in Downey, 
and interment was held at Riverside 
National Cemetery. 

Mr. Home is survived by a 
daughter, Evelyn Duncan of Downey; 
Dean Home of Chino, a sister Raye 
Mitchell of Onyx and numerous gran- 
dchildren. 

Born in Kansas May 18, 1897, he was 
a retired Lt. Commander of the US 
Navy. 

He will be sorely missed by his 
many friends and neighbors. 



Armand Joseph 
"Al" Reno 

Al Reno was the victim of a motor 
vehicle accident on Highway 178 in the 
vicinity of Southlake March 16. A 
memorial service was held at the 
Eagles Lodge In Mt. Mesa on March 
21. Born in Grosspoint, Michigan 
November 15, 1910 Mr. Reno was 69 
years of age. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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JOSEPH DENNIS SILVERNAIL 

Joseph Silvernail passed away at 
home on March 20, Funeral services 
were held Wednesday March 26 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery Wofford 
Heights. Father Mark Renner of the 
St. Jude's Catholic Church officiated 
A resident of Wofford Heights, Mr. 
Silvernail was a WWII veteran of the 
Army Air Corps. He is survived by his 
son Leonard of Sulsun City, three 
daughters Karen, Candace and 
Sharon; seven grandchildren and one 
great-grandchild . 

Born in South Dakota in 1914, Mr. 
Silvernail was 65. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



TIMA DEPUYS 



Tina A. Depuys, a resident of Country 
Village, Mira Loma, California 
passed away April 1, 1980, at the age 
of 82. She was born in Danbury, Iowa. 
Mrs. Depuys, a Kernville resident 
from 1964 until 1971, was a former 
pianiast at the United Community 
Methodist Church in Kernville, and 
was also a charter member of the 
Lake Isabella Senior Citizen's Club. 
At the time of her passing, Mrs. 
Depuys belonged to the Senior 
Citizen's Club at Country Village and 
was an active member of the 
orchestra there until becoming ill. 
She is survived by two sons 
William S. Peach, Chicago Park. 
California, and Robert C. Peach, San 
Bernardino, 11 grandchildren and 16 
great-grandchildren. 

Services will be held at Preston and 
Simons Mortuary in Riverside Satur- 
day, April 5, at 10a. m. Interment will 
be at Kern River Valley Cemetery at 
Wofford Heights Monday, April 7 at 
2 p.m. 



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Waldrop, 
Hattie Mae 

Services were held April 11 In 
Elliabethtown, Kentucky for Hattie 
Mae Waldrop who died April 9 in Ken- 
tucky. Mrs. Waldrop was born 
January 29, 1892 in Graham, 
Oklahoma 

She was a resident of Onyx and 
Bakersfield for over 20 years and 
both she and her husband, Sidney 
Clarence Waldrop (deceased), 
operated the Cookhouse at the 
Alexander-Rudnick Ranch in the 
1940's. 

Survivors Include a son Lee Roy 
Waldrop of Kentucky, one sister and 
two brothers of Oklahoma, three 
grandchildren and one great- 
grandson of California 



Taylor, 
Billy AAahlon 

Funeral services were held Wed- 
nesday, April Ifi at the Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel in lake Isabella for 
Billy M. Taylor of Kernvllle. Of- 
ficiating at the services was reverend 
Fred Warren, Pastor of the Four- 
square Gospel Church of Wofford 
Heights 

Mr. Taylor passed away April 12 at 
the Kern Valle) Hospital, a victim of 
lung cancer. He is survived by his 
wife Esther of Kernvllle, his mother 
Gladys Ingram of Wofford Heights, 
one daughter Donna of Lakewood and 
three grandchildren. 

Mr. Taylor was a World War II 
Veteran of the Army Air Corps and a 
member of the Elks, Moose, indepen- 
dent order of Forresters, American 
Legion and Ainvet Post 48 of Long 
Beach. Born December 1st, 1919 In 
Dqver, Oklahoma, .Mr. Taylor was 60 
years old. Interment was at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery; arrangemen- 
ts by Valley Mortuary. 



FataKty Near 
Joughin's Curve 



Lester Reidel. of I.akc Isabella, suf- 
fered fatal injuries Tuesday afternoon 
in a collision east of Mt Mesa on 
Highway 178. ne^r Joughin's Curve 

Reidel was listed as dead on arrival 
when brought to Hem Valley Hospital 
by Progressive Ambulance following 
the accident He was the fifth fatality 
of the year in four faLiI accidents 

Kenneth Faulkner of Bakersfield 
was ea.stbound on 178 in .3 Volkswagen 
ftabbit at the tune of the accident, and 



he later told California Highway 
Patrol officers that he had seen 
Reidel's car swerve as it came west- 
bound on 178. Faulkner said Reidel's 
1969 Clievrolet two-door swerved into 
his l.Hne, collidinc with his car. and 
then continued westbound and 
plunged over an embankment. Reidel 
was ejected from his car 

Faulkner was transported to Kem 
Valley Haspital with minor injuries. 

The accident occurred at ap- 
proximately 3:S0 p.m. 



Miles, 

Roy Benjiman 

Roy Benjiman Miles of ,Mt. Mesa 
passed away April 10. He is sun'ived 
by his wife Ilene of Mt. Mesa. 

A veteran of WW I, Mr. Miles ser- 
ved in combat with the army ex- 
peditionary forces in both France 
and Belgium, taking part in such 
historic battles as the Argonne Forest 
and St. Mihiel offensive. Mr. Taylor 
was a member of the veterans of WW 
I post 1841. 

Funeral services were held at 
Valley .Mortuary Chapel. Lake 
Isabella. Interment at HiUcrest 
Memorial Park, Bakersfield. 

Born April 17, 1894 in Dummer, New 
Hampshire, Mr. Miles was 85. 
Arrangements by Valley .Mortuary. 

Cavanaugh, 
Joseph James 

Private cremation services were 
held for Joseph J C'avanaugh of A-n- 
chorage, Alaska. .Mr. Cavanaugh had 
moved to Anchorage with his wife 
Yvonne from the Kern River Valley. 

Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his 
wife, one son Jack of Escondido; 
daughters Peggy, Gall, Patty, 
Kathlee, Jerri and Mary and eight 
grandchildren 

Mr. Cavanaugh, who died April U 
while visiting in the Kern River 
Valley, was 56 years of age. 



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Smith, 
Sidney Cecil 



Sidney C. Smith, 79. of Kemville 
passed away April 16 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. Mr. Smith is sur- 
vived by his wife Pearl and sister 
Ruth Herold of flancho Santa Fe. 

Funeral services were held Monday 
April 21 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella; officiating 
were officers of the Kem River Valley 
,Masonic Lodge No. 827. Interment 
was at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Luthey, 
Melvin 



Services for Melvin John Luthey, 
69, retired employee of Foremost 
Dairies, were held Thursday, April 17, 
at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral 
Chapel. Rev. Beecham Bradley, 
Modesto, conducted the services and 
burial was in Sunnyslde Cemetery, at 
Stevlnson, California. 

Mr. Luthey, a native of Huntley, 
Montana, died Monday, April 14, in a 
Merced hospital. 

Prior to WWII, he worked as a 
miner in the nilnes of the Kem River 
Valley, namely the Glen Olive, Keyei, 
Manunoth, and the Big Blue. Slnc« 
1945, he has been employed by the 
milk processing Industry In the Mer- 
ced area. 

He If survived by his wU«, NeUiw 
Faye Luthey, Merced; two dajightera, 
Sharon de' Bettencourt, Merced; and 
Marsha Haley, Modesto; a son, John 
Luthey, Merced; a brother, Robert 
Luthey, Kemville; nine gran- 
dchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 



Wylie, 
Charles Henry 

Charles H. Wylie 71, of Lake 
Isabella, passed away April 25 at the 
Kem Valley Hospital. Funeral ser- 
vices were held April 28 graveside at 
the Kern River Valley cemetery, 
Pastor James Hill of the Church of 
Christ, Bakersfield officiated. 

Mr. Wylle is survived by his wife 
Cora of Lake Isabella. Two daughters, 
Lawana of Bakersfield and [)onna of 
New Mexico; two brothers James and 
Joe of Texas; three sisters Kathy Mae 
and Nannie Pearl of Oklahoma and 
Geraldine of California and four 
grandchildren. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Pitcher, 
Leah Irene 

Funeral services were held Wed- 
nesday April 30th at the Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for Leah 
I. Pitcher 82 of Lake Isabella. 
Reverend Loren Breck Pastor of the 
United Methodist Church of Kemville 
officiated. 

Mrs. Pitcher was a schoolteacher 
for most of her adult life in Canada. 
She Is survived by her husband Man- 
dell Pitcher of Lake Isabella. Inter- 
ment at the Kern River Valley 
cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Dwyer, AAyron 
Wadsworth 

Myron W. Dwyer 60, of Lake 
Isabella, passed away April 25th at 
the Kem Valley Hospital. Funeral 
services were held April 29th at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel; officiating 
was the Reverend Edward A. Ruther- 
ford Pastor of the Assembly of God 
Church, Wofford Heights, assisted by 
Brother Archie Millie of Woodlake, 
California. 

Interment was at the Kern River 
Valley cemetery where full Military 
Honors were presented by members 
of the VFW of the Kem River Valley 
Mr. Jim Neff Commanding. Mr. 
Dwyer Is survived by his wife Ollie Me 
and mother Clara Louise Collins. 
Arrangements by Valley .Mortuary. 



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William Eston Reid 

Private cremation services were 
held May 9 for Wlljlam E. Held, 66 of 
Lake Isabella. Mr, Reid was a WWU 
Veteran with more than 22 years of 
active service with the United States 
Air Force. 

He is survived by his mother, 
Theresa Schmidt of Inglewood, 
California; two sons, George residing 
In England and Barry in California; 
one brother Charles of Oregon; four 
sisters, Juanita and Beatrice of Lake 
Isabella and Mildred and l^eah of 
California. Mr. Reid has one gran- 
dchild. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 



George G. Barnett 



George G. Barnett, born Decem- 
ber 26, 1903 in Lima, Ohio, passed 
away in San Jouquin Hospital May H, 
1980. He is survived by his wife, 
Agnes, and two sisters. George Bar- 
nett was a resident in Bodfish for nine 
years. 

The Rosary was held at Hlllcrest 
Memorial Park May 15 at 6 p.m. Mass 
will be held at our Lady of Lourdes 
Church, and interment will be In 
Tununga, May 16. A Memorial Masc 
at St. Judes Church, Wofford Helghta 
win be announced at a later date. 



GRADY DOYLE MCBRYDE 

Grady Doyle McBride, born July 9, 
1911 in Weatherford Texas, was 
buried May 2 following services at the 
Church of Our Fathers, in Cypress, 
California. 

Mr, McBryde was a resident of Wof- 
ford Heights when he passed away 
April 27. Services were conducted by 
the Rev. Elmer Wamhoff, Temple 
Heights Baptist Church in San Pedro, 
California. Interment was at Forest 
Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress 



Clarence Isaac 
AAarksberry 

aarence I. Marksberry, 66, of Wof- 
ford Heights passed away May 16 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. He is survived 
by his wife Mary, two daughters, 
Peggy of Lake Isabella and Nancy of 
Venice, two brothers, Elmer and Er- 
nest both of the Los Angeles area ; and 
one sister, Elva Riley of Weldon. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Charles Ernest Mayfleld 

Funeral services were held Monday 
May 19 at 2 p.m. graveside at the Pat- 
terson District Cemetery, Patterson 
(Stanislaus County) California for 
Charles Ernest Mayfield, 70, of 
SouthJuke. 

Mr. Mayfield is survived by his wife 
Lucy, two stepsons, Laurence 
Vachon of Jacksonville, Florida and 
I-cger Vachon of Seattle. One step- 
daughter I-eatrice Pfotenhauer of Sun 
Valley, California; one grandchild 
and one greatgrandchild. Services by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Flora J. Sanders 
Flora J. Sandera, who lived in Ker- 

nville for the past eight years, died 

May 31, at the age of 75. 
She had been born January 12, 1905. 
Mrs. Sanders Is survived by her son 

Donald Sanders, and daughter Dixie 

Chandler, both of Kernville. She 
leaves behind four grandchildren and 
three great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Sanders was retired from 
Pierce National Life Insurance. 

Interment was at Valhalla 
Cemetery In North Hollywood. 

Roljert McDonald is survived by his 
wife, Louella. of Harbor City. Mc- 
Donald sold real estate locally bet- 
ween 1970 and 1976. 

Graveside services were conducted 
Tuesday, June 3 at Green Hills 
Cemetery in San Pedro. Arrangemen- 
ts were made by A.M. Gamby Mor- 
tuary of Lomlta. 

McDonald was a lifetime member 
of the Disabled American Veterans. 

RoyO. South 

A Kernville resident for the past 
seven years, Roy 0. South died Satur- 
day, May 31 in Fresno. He was 71. 

Mr. South is survived by two 
daughters, Georgia Britten of Cam- 
pbell and Sue Davis of Pinesdale; a 
sister, Marie Wesle, seven gran- 
dchildren and one great-grandchild. 

He had been employed as a 
salesman with the firm of McKesson 
and Robbins until his retirement. 

Graveside services were conducted 
Tuesday, June 3 at Ararat Cemetery 
in Fresno. Arrangements were by 
Lisle Funeral Home. 

Donations in his name are 
requested in lieu of flowers to the 
American Cancer Society or another 
charity. 



Cletus A. Frey 

Cletus A. Frey passed away May 30, 
at Kern Medical Center Bakersfield, 
funeral services were held at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday June 3. 
Burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 
Whittier. Mr Krey was a resident of 
the Shady Une Trailer Court in Bod- 
fish and wa.s formerly associated with 
the Blue Flame Gas Company. A 
member of the Moose 1/Odge No. 498 of 
Lake Isabella officiated at the chapel 
services. Survivors include a brother 
Harry Frey of Des Plaines, lUionois; 
a si.ster Ruby Webb of Sturgis, 
Michigan; one son, one daughter. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 

Edward Everett Hauk 

Funeral services were held Monday 
June 2, graveside at the Kern River 
Valley cemetery for Edward E. Hauk 
of Bodfish. The Reverend Hugh 
Power of the First Baptist Church of 
Lake Isabella, officiated. Mr. Hauk 
who died May 30, at Bakersfield 
Memorial Hospital is survived by his 
wife Charlotte. He was 72 y«*rs of 
age. Arrangements by Valley Mor- 
tuary. 

Herman E. Lyster 

Funeral services were held Satur- 
day May 24, at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Herman E. Lyster 62, of 
[>ake Isabella. Reverend Hugh Power 
of the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella officiated. Mr. Lyster was a 
WW II Marine Corps Veteran and a 
member of .Moose I/)d>ie No. 498. He is 
survived by his wife Annett: a son 
John of Washington; a daughter 
Patricia Ann of California; two 
brothers, four sisters and five gran- 
dchildren Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Robert McDonald 

A former resident of the Kern River 
Valley who earned a living selling real 
estate for two local realtors has died 
in Harbor City. 



Garnol Otterral Brock 

Friday May 30, 1980 funeral ser- 
vices were held graveside at the Kern 
River Valley cemetery for Garnol 0. 
Brock 71. of Wofford Heights. The of- 
ficer of the Kern River Valley 
Masonic Lodge No. 827, led by Mr. Bo 
Williams, officiated. Mr. Brock is 
survived by his wife Elawea of Wof- 
ford Heights, three sons, William, 
Wesley and Garnol Jr. One brother, 
three sisters and eight grandchildren, 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Etta May Brown 

A memorial service was held at the 
First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella 
for Etta May Brown of Lake Isabella. 
Mrs. Brown Is survived by her 
daughter Pearl of Lake Isabella, a 
sister Elsie Nordberg of Auburn, two 
grandchildren James Brown and 
Barbara Ann Harris. Mrs. Brown was 
a poetess and will be remembered for 
a delightful collection of poems 
published under the title "A Potpourri 
of Poems by Etta Brown." Born in 
Elburn, Illinois March 4, 1886 Etta 
Brown was 94 when she passed away 
at the Kern Valley Hospital June 1, 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
interment at Inglewood Memorial 
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ERNEST GREGORY LABACHOTTE 



Funeral services for 

Gregory Labachotte we 

graveside Monday June 

a.m. at Kern River Va 

cemetery . 

Father Mark Renner of 

Catholic Church in Wo 

officiated. 

Born in Porterville, 

May 10, 1912, Mr Laba 

lifetime resident of 

region . 

"Ernie," as he was kn 

many friends, served 

Army in World Was II. 

country in combat in 

Normandy, The Ardenne 

France, Aleutian Isla 

Europe . 

Mr. Labachotte is sur 

sister, Loretta Brads 

Ridgecrest . 

He will also be great 

many friends here in 

Valley. 

Arrangements by Valle 



Ernest 
re held 

23, at 10 
lley 

S t . Jude ' s 
fford Heights, 

California on 
chotte was a 
the Kern-Tulare 

own to his 
with the U.S. 

He served his 
the invasion on 
s, Northern 
nds, and Central 

vived by his 
haw of 

ly missed by his 
the Kern River 

y Mortuary . 



Vernon Walter Bailey 

Memorial serviqes were held (or 
Vernon Wal|er .Bailey of Lake 
Isabella, who !B9s^ed away tuddenly 
Saturday everlliig, June 21. 

Mr. B A lley Us a Veteran of World 
War II who served In combat In It*ly 
and North Africa. 

He was president of Kem River 
Valley Sideband Club and was known 
to many by his C.B. handle of 
"Beaver." 

Mr. Bailey was a member of the 
Elks Lodge 235B of Uke IsabeUa. 

Services were held June 25, at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel with inter- 
ment In Inglewood Park Cemetery- 
Elmer Walter Davis 

Private cremation services wtre 
held In Bakersfleld for Elmer Waltar 
Davis. He was 72. 

Mr. Davis was bom June 18, 1908, In 
Ontario, CalifomiB. He worked as a 
lake warden most of his adult Ule. 

He was retired from the State of 
CnUfornia. Mr. Davis Is survived by 
1 sister Norma Pennington of 
Edkersfield, and a brother Norman 
Davis of Las Vegas. 



DONALD HUTCHINSON WEAVER 



Funeral 
June 23 
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, in Valley Mortuary 
for Donald Hutchinson 



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causes, Wednesday, June 

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is survived by his 

, two step-sons Jim Wat- 

rles Watson both of Onyx, 

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HAROLD VICTOR PORTER 

Memorial Services were held for 
Mr. Harold Victor Porter, Monday, 
June 30, 1980 in the Chapel at Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Porter was a resident of 
Havilah, and served in the Marine 
Corps, during World War II. 

He is survived by his wife, Georgia 
Porter of Havilah, two sons. John of 
Bodfiah, and Robert of Havilah; a 
stepson Harold, a daughter Myrtez 
and five grandchildren. 

He was a past-commander of 
D.A.V. Post 54 of I^ke Isabella, and a 
member of the V F.W. Post 7665 also 
of I^ke Isabella, and Havilah Centen- 
nial Group, 
Born May 12, iyi2. Porter was 6b 



WUlard H. Kuykendall 

Services were held at Good 
Shepherd Lutheran Church in Santa 
Barbara for WUlard H. Kuykendall, 
64, of Wofford Heights, who died at St. 
Francis Hospital on June 6. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 
two daughters: Mrs. Karen Powell of 
Santa Barbara and Mrs. Nelda 
Schlerlah of Santa Maria, two sisters. 
Mrs. Julie Davis of Pampa, Texas and 
Mrs. Fowler Prater of Oklahoma. 

He is also survived by five gran- 
dchildren and one great-grandchild. 

"Emmett Emery Erickson 

Memorial services were held Mon- 
day, July 7. Enunett Emory Erickson 
of Squirrel Valley, the Rev, Lee 
Wilson of St. Peter's Episcopal Chur- 
ch, KernviUe officiated. 

Mr. Erickson passed away July 1, 
1980 In U.C.L.A. Medical Center 
Hospital in Los Angeles. Mr. Erickson 
is survived by his wife Gladys and one 
daughter Michelle of Salt Lake City, 
Utah. 

Interment will be in Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Joseph Stanley Hollar, Sr. 

Joseph Stanley Hollar, Sr. of Mt. 
Mesa passed away at Kern Valley 
Hospital on June 29, 1980. Mr. Hollar 
IS survived by his wife Eloise. his son 
Joseph Jr. of San Jose, two daughters, 
Barbara of Pasadena and Nancy of 
Huntington Beach; eleven gran- 
dchildren and three great gran- 
dchildren. Born February 11. 1895, 
Mr. Hollar was a World War I Veteran 
of the U.S. Army. 

The family of Mr. Hollar wishes to 
express their gratitude to friends and 
neighbors for their many kindnesses. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Beatrice Cowen Jordan Byron Omar Stol 



On July 18 at 2 o'clock In the 
afternoon, a memorial service 
will be held in the Methodist 
Church in Kernvllle, for 
Beatrice C. Jordan. She had 
lived here with her husband for 
the past fifteen years. She was 
among the small group that 
founded the Kern River Valley 
Historical Society, and was ac- 
tive In this organization until 
her late iUneas, She was also on 

an 
active member In the Friends of 
the Library group. For some 
few years, worked in the Pink 
Ladies group with our Com- 
munity Hospital. 

Outgoing in nature, vivacious 
and friendly, she made many 
good friends In these 
organizations. Friends she 
treasured through all these 
years. 

Her most abiding interest was 
literature, so she was intensely 
interested in the Friends of the 
Library group. 

It is hoped that all her ^id 
friends in these organlzatlois 
will see this notice and be able 
to attend the service. 

Other of her old friends who 
may not be members of the 
above organizations will be 
welcome. 



Funeral services were held Thur- 
sday July 24 at the First Baptist Chur- 
ch Lake Isabella for Byron 0. StoU; 
Reverend Hugh Power officiated. 

Mr. StoU is survived by his wife 
Myrtle and son Robert, both of Wof- 
ford Heights. Mr. Stoll was retired 
from 33 years in the aerospace in- 
dustry with Rockwell International 
Corp. Born In Hlgginsville, Missouri 
August 20, 1911, Mr. Stoll was 68. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary of Lake Isabella. 



Andrew J. Rodenbucher 

Graveside services were held for 
Andy J. Rodenbucher Saturday, July 
19 at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittler, 
California. 

Mr. Rodenbucher died in Baker- 
sfield July 16, 1980. He was 72. 

Mr. Rodenbucher was retired from 
Kern Valley Hospital where he had 
worked since it first opened. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 
years, Theresa; a son Paul of Lan- 
caster, son Andy of Whittier, three 
grandchildren and eleven great- 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Rose HiUa Mor- 
tuary. 



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ANNA EEYNON 

Anna Eeynon, a native Californian 
since her birth in San Jose in 1897, 
died recently in Bakersfield just two 
years after she and her husband 
moved there from Wofford Heights. 
Mrs. Eeynon leaves her husband 
Frank, a son Earl Eeynon of Brea, 
California, a cousin Bill Eeynon of Mt 
Mesa and a host of good neighbors and 
friends in Wofford Heights Trailer 
Park. She will be sorely missed by her 
husband of 50 years of successful 
marriage . 

Burial was at Westminister Cemetery in 
Long Beach, with arrangements handled 
by Shongberg Mortuary. 



MADELINE D. CHATELLE 



Madeline D. Chatelle, wife of 
Patrick J. Chatelle born on February 
6, 1915 died on July 22, 1980 in Baker- 
sfield at Mercy Hospital at 1:07 a.m. 
Memorial services will be held at 
the St. Jude's Church in Wofford 
Heights August 2, 1980 at 10a.m. on 
Saturday . 

She worked at the school district for 
7 years and also was a member of the 
Altar Society, Grandmother's Club 99, 
Eagles and Redmen's lodge and 1 
year resident in Lake Isabella, 
migrating from Canada being born as 
a Iroquois Indian. 
Survived by 7 children, Rene, 
Monica, Karen and Irene, in Lawn- 
dale. Also Adrienne and Patricia of 
Lake Isabella. Madeline from 
Michigan, 15 grandchildren, and 1 
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Elizabeth Rayeanne 
Caplinger 

Memorial services were held 
August 5, 1980 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Elizabeth Rayeanne 
Caplinger who died tragicly from in- 
juries sustained in an auto accident; 
Pastor Ben Bills of the First Baptist 
Church, KernvUle officiated. 

Miss Caplinger wa>; born on 
November 7, 1956; in San Diego, 
California. 

Rayeanne, as she was known to her 
many friends, was an employee of the 
United States Forestry Service Con- 
servation Corps. 

She is survived by her parents Ken- 
neth "Cap" and Betty Caplinger Sr. of 
Lake Isabella, a brother Kenneth Ray 
Jr. who is stationed in San Diego, with 
the U.S. Navy also a brother Charles 
Rlcherson of Tampa, Florida, a 
sister, Connie Lynne Nelson, of Oak- 
view, California. 

She was a graduate of Hueneme 
High School where she was a member 
of the band. She also attended Ven- 
tura and Oxnard Junior Colleges. 

Rayeanne was 23 years old. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

William Lee Cox 

Private memorial services were 
held August 5, 1960 for William Lee 
Cox who died in Bakersfleld afUr a 
long illness. 

Mr. Cox was bom in Laweren- 
ceburg, Indiana on January 13, 1927. 
He was a truck driver most of his life 
before retiring to the Kern River 
VaUey. 

He is survived by his wife, Eatelle of 
Weldon, and a sister Mary Katherlne 
Harris of anclnnatl. 



Arthur Herbert Coones 

Graveside services were held 
Saturday, August 9 at Kern River 
Valley DUtrlct Cemetery for Arthur 
Herbert Coones of Mt. Mesa. 

The reverend Ben Bills of the First 
Baptist Church of KernvUle of- 
ficiated. 

Mr. Coones is survived by his wife 
Juanita, of Mt. Mesa, two sons, Paul 
of Tracy, and Mike of San Leandro, 
two daughters, Janet of Roseville, and 
Paulette of San Leandro, five sisters, 
Daisy of Arkansas, Grace of 
Sacramento, Rose and Edna of 
Bakersfleld, and Irene of Oregon, and 
six grandchildren. 

Born in Ionia, Kansas on April 1, 
1913, Mr. Coones was 67 years of age. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Thelma Yvonne Barenchi 

Memorial services were held for 
Thelma Yvonne Barenchi at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights, Monday August 11, at lOajn. 
with Father Mark Renner officiating. 

Mrs. Barenchi was a member of the 
Eastern Star and participated In the 
activities of the Job's Daughters and 
Rainbow Girls. 

She Is survived by her husband of 20 
years, Stephen of Lake Isabella, her 
daughter Marcia of Long Beach and 3 
Grandchildren. 

Interment will be in Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

Mrs. Bamechl was 66 years old. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Madeline D. Chatelle 

A memorial service was held for 
Madeline D. Chatelle at St. Jude's 
Church in Wofford Heights on Satur- 
day, August 2, 1980, at 10 a.m. 

Bom on February 5, 1915 in Hogan- 
sburg, New York, passed away in 
Bakersfleld's Mercy Hospital on July 
22, 1980. 

Madeline Chatelle had been a 
resident of Lake Isabella for one year. 
She had lived in Lawndale for 23 years 
and had been a Crossing Guard for the 
L.A. County School District for seven 
years. Mrs. Chatelle was a member of 
the Eagles, Improved Order of Red- 
men, Alter Society and Gran- 
dmother's Club Number 94. 

Madeline Chatelle is survived by 
her husband Patrick, children Rene, 
Monica, Karen and Irene, of Lawn- 
dale, Adrlenne and Patricia of Lake 
Isabella. Daughter Madeline resides 
In Michigan. There are 15 gran- 
dchildren and one great grandchild. 

Fred Alfred Plckerell 

Graveside services were held on 
August 4, 1980 for Fred Alfred 
Pickerel! who died at Kern Valley 
Hospital on July 31, 1980. Reverend 
Edward Rutherford of the Assembly 
of God Church. Wofford Heights of- 
ficiated. 

Mr. Pickerell had been a fisherman 
in the Alaskan Gulf for many years. 
He was also retired from Union Car- 
bide where he was a safety inspector 
for 14 years. 

He Is survived by his wife Loretta 
and a son John both of Wofford 
Heights. 

Bom In Sherman, Illinois Novem- 
ber 25, 1917 , Fred was 62 years of age. 

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BRUCE LEO LONG 

Funeral services were held August 
31 at St. Jude's Catholic Church. 
Wofford Heights for Bernard Long, 
68, of Bodfish. 

Mr. Long was a WW II Veteran and 
is survived by his wife Bernardine 
now residing in Thousand Oaks. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



MARY KATHERINE MCIVER 

Mary Katherine M elver passed 
away July 25 in Onyx at the age of 91 
Born November 23, 1888 in Warsaw. 
New York, she is survived by her 
husband, Murdo M elver, a son Russel 
Mclver of Kent, Washington, a 
daughter, Mary Jane Majors of Onyx, 
ten grandchildren and eleven great- 
grandchildren. 

Services were held July 29 at Sacred 
Heart Church. Lancaster. Interment 
was at Lancaster Cemetery. 
Arrangements were made by Muman 
Funeral Home. 

Murdo and Mary Mclver lived at 
the Dove Springs Aqueduct Station in 
the Red Rock Canyon area for 24 
years, and knew many of the old- 
timers in the Kern River Valley. 



Jeanne Florence Crow 

Funeral services for Jeanne F. 
Crow of Southlake were held at the 
Chapel of Green Hills Memorial Park, 
SanPedroon July 31. 

Pastor Peter C. Schroder of Good 
Shepherd Lutheran Church, San 
Pedro officiated; Interment was at 
Green Hills cemetery. 

Mrs. Crow is survived by her 
husband Darrel E. Crow of Southlake, 
sons Clark of Santa Ana and Bruce of 
Nassau, new Hampshire; a daughter 
Nancy of Rolling Hills and 5 gran- 
dchildren. Arrangements and ser- 
vices by Valley Mortuary. 

Anna C. Eynon 

Anna C. Eyhon died June 26, 1980 in 
Bakersfield, California at the age of 82 
years. She was born in 3an Jose, 
California. She was survived by her 
husband, Frunk ^^ Kynon and son; 
Larl Eynon, and three Gran- 
dchildren. 

Services were held July 1, 1980 in 
Long Beuch, California at Spongberg 
Mortuary Cnapel. Interment was in 
Westminister Memorial Park. 



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ROBERT ALEXANDER MORRISON 

Funeral services were held for 
Robert A. Morrison in MacDonald, 
Pennsylvania with burial at the 
Forest Lawn Garden Cemetery in 
Peters Township, Washington County, 
Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife 
Arline of Wofford Heights, born 
February 13, 1918, Robert Morrison a 
Veteran of WW II was 62 years of age 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



Ernest Eperjesi 

Funeral services were held for Er- 
nest Eperjesi, 7^f WAUof^JiiighU 
Friday August 22 at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery, Reverend John 
Hargrave Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church Lake Isabella, officiated. 

Mr. Eperjesi Is survived by his son, 
Ernest, of La Mirada, a daughter, 
Elizabeth, of Paradise, California; 
two sisters, Eluabeth of Irvine and 
Ethel of Wofford Heights, and five 
grandchildren. Services by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Peggie Marie Pailette 

Graveside services were held 
Tuesday August 12 for Peggie Pailette 
of Bodfish. Reverend John Hargrave 
of the First Baptist Church of Lpke 
Isabella officiated. 

Mrs. Pailette Is survived by her 
husband Jack, he mother Irene and 
Daughter Jeannle. Interment was at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



Nancy B. Tlvvis 

i<incyB. TlwLsof KemviUapASSQd 
awaj^^ugust 18, 19801n Baker»field-at 
theageof t>6. 

Mrs. Tlwis is preceded In death by 
her huiband, Earl, and is survived by 
her niece and nephew Joan and David 
Baldwin. 

Mrs. Tiwis was a World War II 
Veteran of the U.S. Anny and was ac- 
tive in the Kern River Valley 
Historical Society 

Graveside services were held at the 
Kem River Valley Cemetery; of- 
ficiating was Father Lee Wibon of St. 
Peter's Episcopal Church KemvUUe. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary of 
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Wynona "Jo" Howland 

Services were held luesday, Sep- 
tember 2 for Wynona Howland of Lajie 
Isabella, who died ']?iursday, August 
28. 

Mrs. Howland was 84. She is sqr- 
vived by two daughters and sevei^l 
grandchildren and great- 

grandchildren. 

Interment was at n cemetery in 
Long Beach: services were tiandled 
by Greenla wn IWortuary. 



Clifford Norton 

Graveside services were held for 
CUff ord Norton of Bod/uh on Septem- 
ber 1 at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Rev. Loran Berck, pastor 
of the United Methodist Church in 
Kemville, officiated. 

Mr. Norton is survived by his wife, 
Evelyn, daughter Elkabeth of Agoura 
and Doris of Atascadero, brother John 
Norton of Indianapolis and sisters 
Nancy Thomas of KnorvlUe, Ten- 
nessee and Doris Nefus of New Jer- 
sey, five grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 



JAN DEMAN 

Funeral services were held 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights for Jan 
Deman 80, of Bella Vista Tract, 
Weldon. 

Mr. Deman passed away September 
6 at Kern Valley Hospital. He was 
a native of Indonesia and a Veteran 
of WW II. Mr. Deman is survived by 
his daughter Walda of Bella Vista 
and two grandchildren. Services by 
Valley Mortuary. 



THOMAS KENT RICHMOND 

Thomas K. Richmond was buried 
Saturday morning at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery, Mr. Richmond was 
the victim of a single car motor 
vehicle accident in the early A.M. 
of September 3. 
He is survived by his wife 
daughters Kimberly Ann and 
Christina, one son Tommy Jr 
mother Mrs. June Logston. 
Born in Scotia, California December 
6, 1941; Tom Richmond was 38 years 
of age. Services by Valley Mortuary 



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RAYMOND E. PRAWN 



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Known to the Kern River Valley's 
"CB'ers" as "Rubynose," Raymond 
E. Prawn passed away August 26, 1 
at his home in Mt. Mesa. 
He is survived by four children. 
Gene Mason, Edwin Mason, Shirley 
Cooper and Lovine Back, and eight 
grandchildren, Mike, Tom, Leslie, 
Jeri, William, John, Sheryl and 
Rodney . 

Services were at Westminister 
Memorial Park, Westminister • 
California, Monday, September 8. 



CHESTER SMOOT 

Wofford Heights resident Chester 
Smoot died Sunday, August 31, 1980 at 
the age of 68 . 

Born in Junction City, Kansas Sept- 
ember 17, 1911, Mr. Smoot is survived 
by his wife, Nell, a son in Lake 
Isabella and in Oregon, and daughter 
in Gardena, California. 
Burial was at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery . 



GERALD WILLIAM CORDT 

A memorial service was held 
Tuesday September 30 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Gerald W. Cordt 
71 of Lake Isabella. Mr. Cordt passed 
away September 28 in Bakersfield. 
He is survived by his wife Pearl, 
Lake Isabella, son William of 
Cucamonga, sisters Esther Bailey of 
Minneapolis, Dot Lassich of Long 
Beach, Nellie of Riverside and Ruby 
of Chicago. One grandaughter 
Dorothy Ann and two grandsons 
David and Jerry. Services by Valley 
Mortuary . 



PEARL PAULINE LUND 

Graveside services were held for 
Pearl P. Lund, 64, of Wofford Heights 
on Saturady September 6, The 
Reverend B.M. Calhoon, Pastor of the 
Church of the Nazarene , Lake Isabella 
officiated . 

Mrs. Lund is survived by her 
husband Alfred, sons Dick Colman of 
Redondo Beach, Gary Colman of 
South San Gabriel, Mark Lund of Sun- 
nyvale, Dennis Lund of Modesto, 
Allen Lund of Eureka, and Ronald 
Lund of Aspen, Colorado, Daughters 
Patricia Brown of Excalon, California 
and Pauline White of Tustin and nine 
grandchildren . 
Services by Valley Mortuary. 



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LOUIS JOHN VOSS 

A memorial service was held Oct- 
ober 8 at • the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter Day Saints in Mt. Mesa for 
Louis John Voss, 88, who died 
following a short illiness at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Voss was born August 22, 1892 in 
Herman, Wisconisn, son of Nicholas 
and Margaret Gosse Voss. He farmed 
in that state's Sheboygan County 
for many years before moving to Los 
Angeles, where he operated a service 
station, until his retirement and move 
to Lake Isabella in 1962. He married 
Marie Plumby in 1949. 

Mr. Voss is survived by his wife, a 
son Louis C. Voss of Milwaukee, two 
daughters Viola Head of Sheboygan 
and Arneta Feldmenn of Howards 
Grove, Wisconsin; a stepson Eugene 
Plumhy of Salt Lake City, Utah, ten 
grandchildren and five great grand- 
children. He is survived also by a 
brother, Arno Voss of Sheboygan. 
He was preceded in death by one 
son, one sister and six brothers. 
Mr. Voss was cremated and the 
ashes scattered over the Greenhorn 
Mountains. Arrangements were by 
Valley Mortuary. 



EUGENE LANE 



A memorial service was held for 
Eugene Lane of Kernville on October 
7 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel, 
Services were officiated by mem- 
bers of the Masonic Lodge and inter- 
ment was at Sunnyside Mausoleum, 
Long Beach. 

Mr. Lane who was a foreman for 
Southern California Edison Company, 
is survived by his wife Effie, and two 
brothers, Denny and Cline Lane, both 
of Springdale, Arkansas. 
Lane was born in Arkansas September 
13, 1901. He was 79. 
Arrangements were made by Valley 
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John A. Green 

John A. Green passed away October 
15, 1980 while visiting relatives In 
Canada, victim of a heart attack. 

John was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 
2358, having dcmltted from the Slml 
Valley I-odnf 

He and his wife Thebna moved to 
Bodflsh, California in March. 1977 
Thelmu preceded huii in death late 
last year. 

He is survived by a son. Ciary Green 
and a daughter, Gail Simontun, both 
of Southern (.alifoniifi. four gran- 
dchildren and one groat-yrandcnild. 



Dr. Rene Laurene Engel 

Dr. Rene Laurene Engel, Ph. D., a 
resident of China Lake and Wofford 
Heights since 1952, pass«<lon at Kern 
VaUey Hospital on Octotxr 18. He la 
'survived by his wife, Mircetie Engel 
A memorial service In China Lake 
will be held Saturday, November 1 at 
1 p.m. In the chapel on the base at 
Naval Weapons Center. Friends are 
Invited to attend. 

Dr. Engel, Earth-Sclentlst Ph. D. 
from Caltech, Paaadena, wm bom in 
Paris, France June 15, 1M7 from 
parents who were opwfc-slngers In 
Luxenbourg and Fr8n{*;.-H« carae to 
the U. S. in 1912 and worked for 
Anaconda Copper Mlnlnf Co. in Mon- 
tana until called tack to France in 
1914 for mlllUry duty during the First 
World War. 

While there he made a report for the 
Peace Commission of Versalles on the 
coal resources of the Sarre Basin Ln 
Germany. 

In 1940 he went to ManUa, P.T. to 
develope a national chemical Industry 
program. While there the Japanese 
interned him after Pearl Harbor. 
There he organized the school system 
in the Santo Thonaas Internment 
Camp and taught physical chemistry 
and the history of western dvUkatlon. 

When liberated Dr. Egnel returned 
to the U. S. where he became vice- 
president of Intematloaal Petroleum 
Consultants, Pasadena (1947-54), 
president i general manager of R. 
Engel it Associates la K^m County 
(tungsten mining here In Wofford 
Heights), was Senior Research Scien- 
tist and director of the Oceanic 
Research at U. S. Naval Ordinance 
Test Station, China Lake (196*-66), 
and many other projects. 

In 1966 he retired but continued as 
consultant on several aOUvlUes In- 
cluding Land-Ocean SysleiM. Baker- 
sfield, U.S.F.S. Sequoia National 
Forest and Monache Ecological 
System Investigation .for Kern 
Plateau. He was also organUer and 
chairman of a local chapter of Com- 
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Leslie Vliet 

Funeral services were held Thur- 
sday morning at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel Lake Isabella for Leslie Vern 
VUet 59, of Onyx. Officers of Moose 
Lodge No. 498 Kern River Valley of- 
ficiated. 

Mr. Vliet Is survived by his wife, 
Mary, son Kevin of Whittier and 
Brother Emerson of Michigan ; sisters 
Jeanette. Marjorie and Laura, all of 
Michigan. 

Interment was at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. Services by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Flora Irene Collins 

A graveside service was held at 1 
p.m. October 8, 1980 in the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery for Flora Irene 
Collins who passed away at Mercy 
Hospital, Bakersfield, Ca. on October 
6, 1980. 

Mrs. Collins, who was a resident of 
Squirrel Valley, is survived by her 
husband Alva and a son Richard also 
of Squirrel Valley. 

Services were conducted by Pastor 
Tim Anderson, of Shepherd of the 
Hills Lutheran Church. Arrangemen- 
ts by Valley Mortuary. 



Arthur W. Haubroek 

Arthur W. Haubrich, age 78, passed 
away October 20, 1980 at Memorial 
Hospital in Bakersfield. 

He lived at Pala Ranches, Wofford 
Heights, and was a retired 
longshoreman. In his younger years 
he was a professional boxer, he fought 
under the name of Harry Lee. 

Cremation services were arranged 
through Neptune Society. Private 
services were held on Monday Oc- 
tober 27. 

Bemice B. Wilson 

Funeral services were held at St. 
Jude's Catholic Church October 24 for 
Bemice B. Wilson, 65, of Bodfish; the 
Father Mark Renner officiated. 

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her 
husband E.F. "Tin" Wilson, stepson 
Donald C. Wilson of FounUin Valley, 
stepdaughter Gloria RelUy of Ven- 
tura; sisters Zadah McClajn of_Lake 
Isabella and Marie York of D 
Moines; ten grandchildren and thr 
greatgrandchildren. 
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ALVIN LESSLEY COLCLASURE 



PAUL JAMES WILSON 



Funeral services were held Wed- 
nesday morning, November 5, 1980 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Alvin Lessley Colclasure 
of Bodfish; Services were officiated 
by Brother I.B. Enriquez, Pastor of 
Pioneer Drive Church of Christ. 
Colclasure, born on July 12, 1915, was 
65 and he died on November 1. 
Mr. Colclasure is survived by his 
wife Faye, sons Ronald L. of 
Anaheim, Alvin L. of Grand Terrace, 
daughter Sharon Kay Blacks of- 
Torrence; brothers John of Middle, 
Okla., Roy of Oklahoma City, Okla. 
sisters Eunice Nelson and Louise 
England of Bakersfield, Ruby 
Vanlandingham of Shawnee, Okla. 
Interment was at Angelus Abbey 
Compton, California. 



JOSEPH S. DORRIS 

Services were held for Joseph S. 
Dorris of Bodfish, CA at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel on Monday November 
10, 1980 at 2 p.m. 
Mr. Dorris passed away at Motion 
Picture Hospital in Woodland Hills, 
CA on November 7, 1980. Mr. Dorris 
spent 35 years as a photographer for 
Pathe=Werner Brothers Studios. 
He is survived by his wife Mable, 
son Joseph of Littleton, Colorado, 
step-son Tommy Lambert of Bodfish. 
a daughter Barbara Monroe of 
Canoga Park, CA . , step-daughter 
Margaret Peace of Alabama and 
Frances Ellis of Long Beach. 
Services were officiated by 
Reverend James 0. Hux, Sr. of Moun- 
tain View Southern Baptist Church, 
with music by the True Faith Singers, 
Interment in Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangement by Valley Mortuary. 



Agraveside service was held for 

Paul James Wilson of Lake Isabella, 

CA . on Monday, November 3rd, 1980 in 

the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 

Mr. Wilson passed away on October 

29, 1980 at the Kern Valley Hospital 

in Mt . Mesa; he was born in Johnston 

Station, Iowa on July 16, 1898 and 

was 82. Services were officiated by 

Pastor Oren Ice . 

Mr. Paul Wilson is survived by his 

wife Edith of Lake Isabella, two sons 

Lowell and Gene both of Lake 

Isabella, a brother Lloyd R. of Illinois 

a brother Rodney G. of Des Moines, 

Iowa, a sister Marie Griffin of Kerr- 

ville, Texas, a sister Daisey Wells of 

Kerrville, Texas. 

Arrangements were made by Valley 

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CHARLES BLACKMAN 

A graveside service was held for 
Charles Theodore Balckman of Lake 
Isabella at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery on Saturday, November 8, 
1980. Mr. Blackman was born in Pitts- 
burg, Kansas on October 16, 1916. 
and had been a Jet Engine Mechanic 
for the U.S. Air Force at Edwards Air 
Force Base, he died at Hope 
Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, 
CA. on November 6, 1980. 
Blackma-n is survived by his wife 
Norma of Lake Isabella, sons Charles 
T. Jr. of Spokene, Washington, Robert 
D. of Palmdale, Michael L. of Steven- 
sville, Montana. Daughters Patty E. 
Forde, Los Angeles, Janice E. Slack. 
Henryville, Indiana, and there were 
16 grandchildren. 

Mr. Blackman was a member of the 
Moose Lodge, and Visitors Council, 
Lake Isabella Chamber of Commerce. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



GUY M. VOILES 



Funeral services were held at the 

Valley Mortuary Chapel for Guy M. 

Voiles 87, of Kernville. Father Lee 

Wilson of St. Peter's Episcopal Church 

Kernville, officiated. 

Mr. Voiles was a WW I Veteran and 

is survived by his wife Hazel, 

Brothers Ernest of Kansas City and 

Al of Twenty Nine Palms and a sister 

Marie Stover of Kansas. Mr. Voiles 

was preceeded in death by his daughter 

Virginia. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 

Cemetery, Arrangements by Valley 

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ROBERT RALPH FOLK 

Graveside funeral services were held 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery for Bob 
Folk 53, of Lake Isabella. Pastor Fred 
Warren of the Foursquare Gospel 
Church, Wofford Heights, officiated. 
Mr. Folk was an Army Veteran and 
is survived by his wife Agnes. Two 
brothers and five sisters. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



MERRITT CHARLES SIMPSON 



Merritt C. Simpson 57, passed away 
in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 16. 
He is survived by his daughter 
Patricia of Lake Isabella, Eileen 
Dorothy of New York, a son Merritt 
Charles of New York, Mother Marie 
also of New York, and five grand- 
children . 

Father Martin McGagh conducted 
the memorial mass held in St. Jude's 
Church, Wofford Heights, Interment 
at the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
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Walter H. Melch 

A graveside service was held for 
Walter H, Melch of Mt. Mesa, Califor- 
nia on Thursday, November 20. 1980 at 
Kem River Valley Cemetery. Mr. 
Melch, who was a restaurant owner 
and manager most of his adult life, is 
survived by his wife Opal. A son Max 
R. Melch of Van Nuys, three 
daughters, Mary Helen Hundnx of 
San Juan Capistrano, Bernadet K. 
Carter of Torrance, and Martha 
Miller of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A 
brother Herbert R. Melch of Mission, 
Texas, a sister Helen Brasher of 
Mission, Texas. 
Melch was born in Chicago, lUtnois 

on December 21. 1899 and was 80 

years old. 
Services were officiated by Father 

James Rellly of Our Lady of 

Guadalupe Church, Bakersfield. 

Arrangements were made by Valley 

Mortuary. 



Charles Edward Pryor 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Satur- 
day, November 29, 1980 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Charles Edward 
Pryor of Lake Isabella, who died at 
Ridgecrest Community Hospital, 
Rldgecrest, on November 26, 1980. 

Services will be officiated by Elks 
Lodge 2358 of Wofford Heights. A 
native of Kansas he was born in Pit- 
tsburg, Kansas on June 21, 1910 and 
was 70 years of age. Inerment will be 
In Kem Valley Cemetery. Pryor was 
self employed as a contractor most of 
his adult life and resided In Kern 
County for 25 years and California for 
53 years. 

He is survived by two daughters: 
L«tha Joyce Tale of Bellflower, and 
Lorraine Thurman of Deanir, Califor- 
nia. A brother William Roy Pryor of 
Lenwood, California and a sisters 
Bertha Belle of Bell. There were 8 
grandchildren and 4 greatgran- 
dchildren. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Frank P. Eynon 



Frank P. Eynon, age 84, passed 
away November 24, 1980. Survived by 
his son; Earl Eynon, sister; Gwen 
Campbell, 3 Grandchildren and 4 
Great Grandchildren. 

Services were held Saturday, 
Novemt>er 29, 1980 in Sponberg Mor- 
tuary Chapel. Interment, Monday 
December 1, 1980 in Westminster 
Memorial Park, Westminster. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
Dec. 4, 1980 

OBITUARY 



137 



PAUL P. GROTHE 

Graveside services were held at 

2:00 p.m. Friday November 28, 1980 at 

the Kern River Valley Cemetery, 

Wofford Heights for Paul P. Grothe, 

81, of Lake Isabella who died in 

Bakersfield on November 25, 1980. 

The Kern River Valley Masonic 

Lodge 827 will officiate. A native of 

Illinois he lived in Kern County 8 

years and in California 22 years. His 

adult life was spent as a nechanic for 

the General Motors Corporation in 

automobile manufacture. 

Paul Grothe is survived by a son 

Lee Grothe of Oxnard, California. 

There were two grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



BENJAMIN S. VELARDI 



Memorial services were held 
Tuesday, December 2, at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Benjamin S. 
Velardi of Onyx, who died in Bakers- 
field Community Hospital on 
November 26, 1980 
Father Mark Renner of St. Judes 
Catholic Church, will officiate. 
A native of California, Verardi was 
born in Redland on September 4, 1895 
and was 85. He is survived by his wife 
Lucille and a grandaughter Teresa 
Ulmer . 

Mr. Verardi spent his adult life as a 
policeman for the City of Gardena, 
California. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Dec. 4, 1980 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Dec. 11, 1980 

OBITUARY 



EDITH PAGE 

Edith Page who resided at No. 37 
Kelley's Trailer Park in Wofford 
Heights, with her husband Walter, 
passed away in Baker sfield , Calif- 
ornia on November 21, 1980 at 2:47 a.m 
A Coroner's investigation determined 
that she died as a resultof an injury 
an auto accident in Wofford Heights, 
on Sept. 12, 1980. 
Mr. and Mrs. Page owned and 
operated Page Jewelry Store in Kern- 
ville, CA. for many y-ears. 
Edith, or Edie as she was known by 
her many friends was born in New York 
City, New York on March 26, 1904 
and was 76 years old. 
She is survived by her husband 
Walter, sons Robert C. Harris of 
Reno, Nevada, and William L. Harris 
of Cupertino, California, a daughter. 
Marge Stewart of Oakville, California, 
a sister Betty Foye of Lawrence, 
Mass.. There were eight grandchildren 
and nine great grandchildren. 
A memorial service was officiated 
by Father Lee Wilson of St. Peters 
Episcopal Church in Kernville, CA. 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella, CA . Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



m 



Pete Ayala Espinoza 

A vigil service was held in 
Greenlawn Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., 
Monday December 1 at 7 p.m. and 
Mass of Christian Burial was at 9 a.m. 
in St. Josephs Church for Pete Ayala 
Espinoza 63, Lake Isabella who died 
November 28 in Bakersfleld. The 
Rev., Msgr. Patrick Hannon of- 
ficiated and internment was In 
Greenlawn Park. 

Mr. Espinoza had lived in Kern 
County since the age of six months. He 
was in the grocery business thirty 
years and was employed eleven years 
as Produce Manager by the Isat>ella 
Supermarket. He was a member of 
the Catholic Church and a retiree of 
the Retail Clerks Union, where he had 
been a member for twenty years. 

Survivors include his wife Kanova, 
three sons Edward, Richard and Jim 
of Bakersfleld. A daughter Anita 
Gaumer of Los Almitas, a stepson, 
Barney B. Cochran of Agusta, 
Georgia. There were fifteen gran- 
dchildren and one greatgrandchild. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Dec. 18, 1980 



139 



OBITUARY 



RICHARD A. SOWARD 



Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, 
December 12, 1980 at the Valley Mor- 
tuary Chapel for Richard A. Soward , 
55, of Lake Isabella, who died in Mercy 
Hospital, Bakersf ield , California on 
December 8, 1980. Pastor B.M. Calhoun, 
First Church of the Nazarene, will 
officiate. Interment will be in Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. 

A native of Ada, Oklahoma born October 
22, 1925, he lived in Kern County three 
years and in California for 25 years. 
He was a foreman for the Standard Oil 
Company most of his adult life working 
in Petroleum Production. A veteran of 
WWII he was a Seaman First Class in the 
U.S. Navy. 

Richard Soward is survived by his 
wife Dorothy Mae of Lake Isabella, a 
son Richard G. of Phoenix, Arizona, A 
daughter Nancy G. Klocke of Lake 
Isabella. Two brothers, Byron of 
Vallejo, Ca. and Ruel of Mt. Mesa, CA. 
Three sisters, Viola Drew of Ada, 
Oklahoma, Beatrice Ellis of Ingle- 
wood, CA., Billie Ruth Harr of 
Bakersfield, CA. There were two 
grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



140 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 

Dec. 18, 1980 

OBITUARY 



JULIE E. MELTON 



Julie E . 
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valescen 
She was 
Mrs. Mel 
in Sedal 
family m 
statehoo 
Ter r i t or 
Despite 
prairie 
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credenti 
and taug 
years . 
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Edythe S 
Robinson 
nar d ino ; 
Heights ; 
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ville, N 
Other su 
children 
and five 
Mrs. Mel 
Woodlawn 
Services 
minister 
Church o 



Melton passed away on 
13, 1980 at Ojai Manor Con- 
t Hospital in Ojai, California 
90 years of age. 
ton was born March 7, 1890 
ia County, Missouri, The 
igrated to Oklahoma before 
d, while it was still Indian 

y • 

the rigors of life on the 

Mrs. Melton pursued her 

n, recieved her teachers 

als when she was 16 years old 

ht school for a number of 

urvived by six children, 
chedin, Pismo Beach; Betty 
, Ojai; Ruth Lewis, San Ber- 

Margaret Lindsey, Wofford 

Everett N. Melton, Jr., 
; and Ramona Davis, Gardner- 
e vada . 

rvivors are 18 grand- 
; 30 great-grandchildren 

great-great-grandchildren, 
ton was laid to rest in 

Cemetery, Santa Monica. 

were conducted by her 
, Edgar Landers of the 
f Christ in Bodfish. 



Thursday 

Dec. 18, 1980 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



MONDAY 
Dec. 22 



141 



1980 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Lee Franklin IXirner 

Lee Franklin Turner passed away 
December 13 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. Graveside 
services were held Tuesday, Dec- 
ember 16 at 1 p.m. at the Kem River 
Valley Cemetery, a family friend Mr. 
William Snider officiated. 

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife 
Blanche of HiUview Acres, sons 
Charles Turner of Newberry Park, 
David Turner of Bakersfield; step- 
sons William Goolsby of Savinnah, 
Georgia and John Claridge of Oxnard. 
One daughter Laurie Owens of Ven- 
tura, one brother Mack Turner of 
Payson, Arizona; three sisters Mad- 
elin Cole of Arizona. Louella Gladden 
of Missouri and Mabel Price of Santa 
Paula and seven grandchildren. 

Bom in Collingsworth County, Tex- 
as January first lSr<i, Mr. Turner was 
08, Services by Valley Mortuary of 
l.akc l.sabcUa 



PHYLLIS JANE DEUEL 

Phyllis Jane Deuel, a former 
teacher in the Los Angeles School 
District who was residing in Kern- 
ville, with her husband Horance W. 
Deuel, passed away in her home in 
Kernville on December 12, 1980. 
A native of Herman, Minnesota, she 
was born April 30, 1924 and had 
resided in Kern County 2 years and in 
California for 20 years. 
She is survived by her husband 
Horace W. of Kernville, and a sister 
Dorothy May Sloniger of Oceanside. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



David Daniel Zelter 



Graveside funerct services were 
held Monday, December IS at Uw 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for 
David Daniel Zelter 75, of Laie 
Isabella. Mr. Zelter passed vny 
December 12 at the Kem Valliy 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He la survived by his wife MacgWIti 
sons John Zelter of Santa MArla .ud 
David T. Zelter of Huntington BMQb: 
one brother Carson ot Michigan, six 
Grandchildren and five great-graod- 
children. 

Mr. Zeiter was a WW U veteran of 
the U.S. Army and officiating at tiie 
services were Kem River Valley VFJV 
post 7665 and VFW post 1^50 of Trooi. 
Arrangements by- Valley Mortuary. 



14^ 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Monday 

Dec, 22, 1980 

OBITUARY 



VESTA N. LUCAS 

Vesta Lucas, a 15 year resident 
of the Lake Isabella area, died Nov. 
ember 27, 1980. She was 73. 
Born in Stockton, California Oct- 
ober 6, 1906, Mrs. Lucas was survived 
by her husband Hubert F. Lucas, and 
son Garvyn Reese, She also leaves 
four granddaughters, Linda 
Damiano, Donna McClure, Susan 
Dzikowski and Debra Abdon, and six 
great grandchildren. 
Interment was at Ojai, California 
December 3 . 



CLARA MARIE BURKHARDT 



Services were held at 2:30 p.m. 
Friday, December 19, 1980 at 
graveside in the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights, for Clara 
Marie Burkhardt, age 86, of the 
Colonial Convalescent Hospital, 
Bakersfield, who passed away at the 
hospital on December 16, 1980. Pastor 
Tim Anderson of Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella offi- 
ciated the services at graveside in 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
A native of Sawyer, Wisconsin 
where she was born March 23, 1894 
she had resided in Kern County for 
four years and in California for 29 
years. She was a housewife for her 
adult life. Her husband Frank Rogers 
Burkhardt preceded her in death on 
April 19, 1978. She is survived by a son 
Lloyd F. Burkhardt of Wofford Heights, 
and a sister Julia Benz of San 
Pedro. There are 7 grandchildren and 
6 great grandchildren. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 1 4 *i 

Dec. 31, 1980 

OBITUARY 



EVAN EMETT WATTS 

Funeral services were held 
graveside at Forest Lawn Memorial 
Park, Cypress for Evan E. Watts of 
Wofford Heights. Mr. Watts was a 
retired navy veteran who served 
aboard submarines during WWII. 
He is survived by his wife Thelma, 
one son James of Cypress, one 
daughter Glyda Lee Malone of Long 
Beach, two brothers Ray and Marvin 
of Ohio, a sister Minnie Crosby of 
Arizona', nine grandchildren and two 
great grandchildren. Mr. Watts 
mother, Mrs. lona Barr resides in 
Norwalk, Ohio. Born in Scotch Ridge, 
Ohio November 12, 1908, Evan Watts 
was 72 years of age. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary of Lake, Isabella . 



RALPH RICHARDSON WUERSCH 

Ralph R. Wuersch passed away at 
home in Lake Isabella on December 
28. He is survived by his wife Betty 
Joan, sons Ralph Jr., Carl and 
Douglas. His mother Pearl resides in 
Midway, California. Mr. Wuersch was 
an Army Veteran who servied during 
the Korean War. 

Memorial services will be held 
Saturday January 3, 1981 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella, of- 
ficiating will be Mr. Dick Coon, 
Minister of Jehovah's Witnesses. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



14 i 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 
Dec, 31, 1980 

OBITUARY 



MARGARET M. ZEITER 



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re held Tuesday , 

, 1980 Graveside in the 

Valley Cemetery, Wofford 

Margaret M. Zeiter, 73, of 
la, who died in Delano 
ospital, Delano, on 
. The Womens Auxiliary 
roma, officiated. 

Michigan, Mrs. Zeiter 
vember 20, 1907, She lived 
nty 35 years, and in 
37 years. She was a 
ost of her adult life and 
d in death by her husband, 
iter who passed away on 
, 1980. 

iter is survived by two 
. Zeiter of Santa Maria, 

and David T. Zeiter of 
Beach. There were six 
en and five great grand 

s by Valley Mortuary. 



RUTH BEVERLY HICKS 



Ruth B. Hicks 59, of Wofford 
Heights passed away December 24 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. Funeral 
services were December 28th, 
Graveside at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery, the Reverend B.M. 
Calhoon Pastor of the Church of 
the Nazarene Lake Isabella officiated 
Mrs. Hicks is survived by her 
husband William E. Hicks, her 
mother Elisabeth Hall of Encinitas, 
one son Dennis Lee Moore of Gardens 
and two grandchildren. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 
Dec. 31, 1980 

OBITUARY 



145 



JOHN GERALD SNYDER 



Services were held at 12 noon 
Friday, December 26, 1980. Graveside 
in Kern River Valley Cemetery, Wof- 
ford Heights; for John Gerald Snyder 
age 55, of Riverkern, California who 
died in Kern Valley Hospital, Lake 
Isabella on December 22, 1980, The 
Catholic Church officiated. 
A native of Easton, Pennsylvania 
born on May 19, 1925, he lived in Kern 
County six years and California 48 
years. He and his wife Venice owned 
and operated Snyder's Mens Wear in 
Lake Isabella. He was a Veteran of 
WWII, serving in the U.S. Marine 
Corp 1943 thru 1945. Mr. Snyder was 
current president of the Kiwania Club 
of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife 
Venice, three sons Cameron Lee 
Snyder of Redondo Beach, Gary 
George Snyder of Eugene, Oregon, 
Keith Raymond Snyder of Japan, a 
daughter Nancee Ellen Snyder of 
Hawaii, four brothers; Bud Snyder of 
Citrus Heights, CA. Raymond Snyder 
of Tustin Ca , James Snyder of El 
Segundo, Ca . , Robert Snyder of 
Hawthorne, Ca., a sister Mildred 
Long of Wofford Heights, CA. There 
were three grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



146 



THE FOLLOWING ISSUES OF THE KERN VALLEY SUN HAD NO OBITUARIES 

LISTED 

Jan. 31, 1980 

Mar. 6, 1980 

Mar. 27, 1980 

Apr. 3, 1980 

May 1, 1980 

May 15, 1980 

May 29, 1980 

June 12, 1980 

Jule 19, 1980 

Sept. 18, 1980 

Sept. 25, 1980 

Oct. 9, 1980 

Nov. 6, 1980 

Nov. 26, 1980 



I 



VOLUME III INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



ADCOX, Sherman E. - 1 


1 22 


ALEXANDER, Tamie Lyn 1 


1 93 


ALLEN, John L. 1 


1 29 


ALSOP, Margaret C. 1 


1 60 


ANDERSON, Melvin Jac 1 


1 58 


ANTONELLI, Anthony J 1 


1 10 


AUGUST, Dr. Charles 1 


1 6 


AUSTIN, Lucille Anne 1 


1 41 


BAILEY, Barbara 1 


1 14 


BAILEY, Vernon wALTE 1 


1 121 


BANGERTER, Harry Lee 1 


1 41 


BANKS, Lloyd 1 


1 86 


BARENCHI,ThelmaYvo 1 


1 126 


BARNETT, George G. 1 


1 119 


BARR, Jesse Ashambea 1 


1 7 


BARTLESON, George 1 


1 50 


BASKINS, Mildred Elv 1 


1 59 


BEATON, Mildred Eile 1 


1 108 


BEAURY, Thomas D, 1 


1 90 


BEENE, Robert Theodo 1 


1 20 


BEENE, Terri Lynne 1 


1 103 


BERTRAND, Mollis Mer 1 


1 102 


BESWICK, Orrle 1 


1 51 


Bbl IGER, Dora Ann 1 


1 35 


BIXLER, Jessie 1 


1 42 


BLACKMAN, Charles Th 1 


1 134 


BLAKE, William Edwar 1 


1 62 


BLUMHARD, Lucy Ameli 1 


1 66 


BLUMHART, Herbert L. 1 


1 67 


BOGGS, Mary 1 


1 15 


BONS, Lila Mae 1 


1 50 


BOYD, Karen Patricia 1 


1 28 


BOYNSTON, Herschel J 1 


1 49 


BRANCH, Albert James 1 


1 36 


BRINK, Cart M, 1 


1 76 


BRISBY, Delbert G. 1 


1 52 


BRIZENDINE, Francis 1 


1 21 


BROCK, Gamol Offerr 1 


1 120 


BROOKS, Raymond S. 1 


1 90 


BROWN, Etta May 1 


1 120 


BROWN, Loretta Belle 1 


1 92 


BUCHER, Alice ELizab 1 


1 9 


BULLERDICK, Ruth 1 


1 79 


BURKE, Harold R. 1 


1 14 


BURKE, Myrtle Lucill 1 


II 13 


BURKEY. Martha H 1 


1 97 



BURKHARDT, Clara Mar 


III 


142 


BURKHARDT, Frank 


III 


50 


BURTON, Benjamin F. 


III 


98 


BUXTON, Leon W. "Buc 


III 


112 


CALLAHAN, Lome Milt 


III 


19 


CALLAWAY, Edith Ruth 


III 


15 


CALLOWAY, Hubert 


III 


73 


CAMELL, John L. 


III 


12 


CANFIELD, Milo 1. 


III 


105 


CAPLINGER, Elizabeth 


III 


126 


CARMICHAEL, Alvin B. 


III 


62 


CAROLTON, Johne Henr 


III 


61 


CARTER, Henry L. 


III 


103 


CASPER, Margaret Lou 


III 


64 


CASTLE, Edna Ardessa 


III 


10 


CAVANAUGH, Joseph 


ill 


117 


CHANANACA, Mildred L 


III 


89 


CHASTAIN, Charies 


III 


63 


CHATELLE, Madeline D 


III 


124 


CHATELLE, Madeline D 


III 


126 


CHRISTIANSON, Grant 


III 


68 


CICUl IE, Charles C. 


III 


56 


CLEMENTON, Oscar 


III 


46 


CLODGE, Emma 


III 


59 


CLUBB, Aubrey Keith 


III 


36 


CODY, Melvin William 


III 


30 


COE, Alvin B. 


III 


75 


COLCLASURE, Alvin Le 


III 


133 


COLEMAN, Cart 


III 


9 


COLLINS, Dewey 


III 


67 


COLLINS, Flora Irene 


III 


132 


COLVIN, Gerri Nell 


III 


28 


COONES, Arthur Herbe 


III 


126 


COOPER, Mary B. 


III 


77 


COOVERT, Dave Jacob 


III 


7 


COPPES, Edw/ard E. 


III 


46 


CORDT, Gerald Willia 


III 


129 


CORNELISON, Jessie M 


III 


82 


COX, Ethel Dorothy 


III 


57 


COX, Howard 


III 


91 


COX, William Lee 


III 


126 


CRANDALL, Margie Mar 


III 


114 


CROW, Jeanne Florenc 


III 


125 


CROWDER, Willis Eari 


III 


11 


CRUME, Sethel Alfred 


III 


50 


CUNNINGHAM. Daniel-, 


l« 


32 



tl 



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VOLUME III INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



CURTIS, Jewel - 1 


1 85 


FERGUSON, Andrew 1 


1 68 


D'AGOSTINI, Robert F 1 


1 31 


FESSLER, Bessie Anna 1 


1 62 


D'ASCENZO, Alfred 1 


1 66 


FEI lER, LoisGertrud 1 


1 27 


D'ASENZO, Filomena R 1 


1 102 


FLEMING, Brandee Nic 1 


1 36 


DAVIS, Elmer Walter 1 


1 121 


FLUHART, Myrtez S. 1 


1 42 


DAVIS, Mary Eva 1 


1 33 


FOLK, Robert Ralph 1 


1 135 


DEAGHART, Charlie 1 


1 47 


FORBES, Ruth D. 1 


1 74 


DeBORD, Virginia Rut 1 


1 53 


FRANKLIN, John Lewis 1 


1 51 


DECHANT, August "Gus 1 


1 80 


FREY, Bernice Ruth 1 


1 24 


DELONG, Charles Clar 1 


1 25 


FREY, Cletus A. 1 


1 120 


DEMAN, Jan 1 


1 128 


GARR, Elizabeth 1 


1 82 


DEPEW, Patricia Ann 1 


1 115 


GARVIN, Mr. 1 


1 83 


DEPEW, Richard Frank 1 


1 115 


GENTRY, Essie 1 


1 4 


DEPUYS, Tima A. 1 


1 116 


GENTZSCH, Genevieve 1 


1 20 


DEUEL, Phillis Jane 1 


1 141 


GERDE, Serena Charle 1 


1 7 


DeVORE, Henry Ernest 1 


1 46 


GIA, Ezio 1 


1 80 


DICKEY, Forrest W. 1 


1 44 


GIBSON, Anna M. 1 


1 111 


DICKS, Frances 1 


1 96 


GIBSON, Burl 1 


1 54 


DILLABAUGH, Isabelle 1 


1 83 


GIESEN, Lillian Doro 1 


1 40 


DIXON, Beulah Belle 1 


1 2 


GIRARDI, Leonard 1 


1 48 


DOMECQ, Alvin J. 1 


1 46 


GRAHAM, Margaret Rut 1 


1 29 


DONNELLY, Robert Gol 1 


1 51 


GRANT, Wilbur Mekene 1 


1 59 


DORRIS, Joseph S. 1 


1 133 


GRAY, Martha Marie 1 


1 95 


DOSS, Leo Chester 1 


1 63 


GRAY, Minnie Ola 1 


1 16 


DOWD, Daniel J. 1 


1 23 


GRAY, Minnie Ola 1 


1 17 


DOWNEY, Winifred ire 1 


1 23 


GREEN, John A. 1 


1 131 


DOWNS, Walter EIray 1 


1 40 


GREENIG, David E. 1 


1 87 


DUNCAN, Dayton L. 1 


1 14 


GROTHE, Grade D. 1 


1 11 


DWYER, Myron 1 


1 118 


GROTHE, Paul P. 1 


1 137 


DYER, Mary Elizabeth 1 


1 59 


GROWDEN, William Nel 1 


1 94 


EATON, George Leroy 1 


1 77 


GRUBBS, Girom L. 1 


1 43 


EDWARDS, Marjorie Lo 1 


1 5 


GRUBER, Arthur W. 1 


1 112 


EEYNON, Anna 1 


1 124 


GUNN, Josephine 1 


1 76 


ENDRES. Charles 1 


1 85 


GUNNARSON, Harry 1 1 


1 108 


ENGEL, Dr. Rene Laur 1 


1 131 


GUTHRIE, Eve Elizabe 1 


1 99 


ENSWORTH, Harry Lee 1 


1 31 


GUTHRIE, Eve Elizabe 1 


1 100 


EPERJESI, Ernest 1 


1 127 


GUTHRIE, Leslie Clai 1 


1 17 


ERICKSON, Emmett 1 


1 122 


HAAS, Howard 1 


1 45 


ERICKSON, Ethel 1 


1 78 


HALEY, Harold David 1 


1 22 


ESCOBAR, Clarence Pa 1 


1 29 


HANLEY, James Matthe 1 


1 30 


ESPINOZA, Pete Ayala 1 


1 138 


HANLEY, Viola 1 


1 76 


EUBANK, Tressa Edna 1 


1 52 


HARDCASTLE, Dallas 1 


1 22 


EURE, Mrs. 1 


1 79 


HARDY, Irene Isabela 1 


1 108 


EYNON, Anna C. 1 


1 125 


HARKNESS, Mr. 1 


1 81 


EYNON, Frank P. 1 


1 136 


HARNESS, Wayne 1 


1 88 


FARRELL. Ferris J. 1 


1 79 


HARNESS. William Hen, 1 


1. 82 



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VOLUME III INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



HARPER, Dennis " 1 


1 55 


JULIAN, Eva Mae 1 


1 16 


HARRELL, John M. Jr. 1 


1 105 


KENDER, Gladys Mae 1 


1 26 


HARRIS, Jack Frankli 1 


1 52 


KERR, Anderson Fayet 1 


1 9 


HATLESTAD, Jean S. 1 


1 50 


KERR, Walter B. 1 


1 15 


HAUBROCK, Arthur W. 1 


1 132 


KETCHUM, William F. 1 


1 17 


HAUK, Edward Everett 1 


1 120 


KILLEEN, James Edwar 1 


1 84 


HAWKINS, Bruce C. 1 


1 79 


KING, Christa M. 1 


1 10 


HAWKINS, Lillian M. 1 


1 76 


KIRBY, Herman Tucker ! 


1 42 


HAYES, Leonard Otval 1 


1 60 


KIRKHAM, Irene Chris 1 


1 17 


HAZLE 1 1 , Josephine D 1 


1 57 


KIRKWOOD, John Andre 1 


1 73 


HEDGES, Walter Perry 1 


1 5 


KOCH, Jay Edward 1 


1 57 


HEINSOHN, Ernest Wil 1 


1 12 


KOIVU, Edyth 1 


1 40 


HELTON, Wiiiianfi Oca 1 


1 110 


KROGER, John Elmer 1 


1 25 


HENDERSON, Thomas 1 


1 61 


KUYKENDALL, Willard 1 


1 122 


HICKS, Ruth Beverly 1 


1 144 


LABACHOTTE, Ernest G 1 


1 121 


HICKS, Vera 1 


1 107 


LAHUILLIER, Robert E 1 


1 102 


HIGNETT, Jimmy 1 


1 91 


LANE, Eugene 1 


1 130 


HILBERT, Harold L 1 


1 49 


LANE, Hariey Frankli 1 


1 61 


HILBERT, Howard L. 1 


1 49 


LANGDON, Helen R. 1 


1 18 


HILBURN, Lacy Marie 1 


1 85 


LANIER, John Henry 1 


1 3 


HILL, G. Edward 1 


1 18 


LARSEN, Raymond J. 1 


1 66 


HOLGATE, Josephine W 1 


1 24 


LAYTON, Ruth Viola 1 


1 47 


HOLLAR, Joseph StanI 1 


1 122 


LEE, Fred C. 1 


1 100 


HOOPER, Evelyn A. 1 


1 97 


LEE, Thomas Jay 1 


1 24 


HORN, Betty 1 


1 85 


LEHMAN, Esther Eliza 1 


1 61 


HORN, Oakley R. 1 


1 23 


LEON, Mae Prather 1 


1 15 


HORN, Robert Lee 1 


1 30 


LEWIS, Jimmy Dale 1 


1 5 


HORNE, William D. "B 1 


1 115 


LEWIS, Lloyd George 1 


1 21 


HOWARD. Pen^ Lee 1 


1 47 


LEWIS, Sara Jobes 1 


1 60 


HOWLAND, Wynona 1 


1 128 


LIEBEL, George 1 


1 54 


HUNT, Eari Dewey 1 


1 32 


LIEFFRING, Velma May 1 


1 67 


HUNT, Nora Eleanor 1 


1 51 


LIPKA, Vem 1 


1 48 


HURM, Louis H. 1 


1 77 


LITTLE, Robert Roy 1 


1 19 


HYLTON, Steven Dwayn 1 


1 33 


LOECK, Robert Harold 1 


1 13 


JANOWAK, Vergie Venn 1 


1 42 


LONG, Bruce Leo 1 


1 125 


JARRETT, Alfred 1 


1 93 


LONGSTREET, Loretta 1 


1 37 


JOHNSON, Evelyn Ann 1 


1 9 


LOOMIS, 0. S. "Bud" 1 


1 30 


JOHNSON, Louis Edwar 1 


1 32 


LOVEALL, Joe 1 


1 57 


JOHNSON, Walter Will 1 


1 8 


LOW, Lawrence J. 1 


II 1 


JOHNSTON, Robert All 1 


1 5 


LUCAS, Vesta N. 1 


II 142 


JOHONNOT, Ralph 1 


1 22 


LUND, Peari Pauline 1 


1 129 


JONES, Debra Joyce 1 


1 48 


LUTHEY, Melvin John 1 


1 118 


JONES, Sam Poole 1 


1 29 


LYSTER, Herman E. 1 


II 120 


JONES, Yolanda A. 1 


1 83 


MABREY, Pamela Elain 1 


1 72 


JORDAN, Beautrice Co 1 


1 123 


MacEACHERN, Allan Du 1 


II 56 


JORDAN Esoeranda "H 1 


1 51 


MALLERY Florence - - 1 


IL 25 



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NAME VOLUME PAGE 


NAME VOLUME PAGE 


MALOSKI, Jan Harry 1 


1 106 


MYERS, Vivian Janice 1 


1 114 


MARKSBERRY, 1 


1 119 


NAGEL, Lee 1 


1 108 


MARR, Robert Bert 1 


1 57 


NAGEL, Ruth 1 


1 99 


MARVIN, Ted R. 1 


1 89 


NEWMAN, Janice Gale 1 


1 29 


MASON, William Lafay 1 


1 47 


NICHOLS, George M. 1 


1 71 


MATTING, Charlotte E 1 


1 35 


NICOLL, Clara 1 


1 1 


MAYES, Curtis Cooley 1 


1 98 


NICOLL, Will 1 


1 1 


MAYFIELD, Charies Er 1 


1 119 


NIGH, Coy Danie 1 


1 60 


McARTHUR, Ernest Cli 1 


1 56 


NISBEI 1, Jack Thomas 1 


1 100 


McATEE, Noble Homer 1 


1 28 


NOLES, Clifford "Tex 1 


1 62 


McBRYDE, Grady Doyle 1 


1 119 


NOLES, Ronald Cliffo 1 


1 78 


McCAMBRIDGE, 1 


1 78 


NORCROSS, Albert Rhi 1 


1 114 


McCLOSKEY, Thomas 1 


1 47 


NORTON, Clifford 1 


1 128 


McCLURE, Elmer Evere 1 


1 41 


O'DRISCOLL, Delbert 1 


1 7 


Mcdonald, Robert i 


1 120 


O'KEEFE, Isabel Marv 1 


1 25 


McFARLAND, Orville E 1 


1 39 


OLSON, Clarence Lane 1 


1 59 


McGEE, Eugene L. 1 


1 53 


OLSON, Jessie Hazel 1 


1 43 


McHUGH, Charies Loui 1 


1 114 


OTT, Willie B. 1 


1 39 


MclNTYRE, Edward Ray 1 


1 28 


PAGE, Edith 1 


1 138 


MclVER, Mary Katheri 1 


1 125 


PAGGI, Larry 1 


1 85 


McKINTY, Donna 1 


1 54 


PAILEI It, Peggy Mari 1 


1 127 


MCKNIGHT, Alice Mati 1 


1 40 


PALMER, Clifford H. 1 


1 112 


MCKNIGHT, Estell 1 


1 79 


PALMER, Frank E. 1 


1 10 


MCLEAN, Norman Willi 1 


1 56 


PALMER, Lloyd Hylton 1 


1 7 


Mcpherson, Mac i 


1 70 


PARKER, Audie 1 


1 63 


Mcpherson, Raymond 1 


1 81 


PASCOE, Ida 1 


1 50 


MEACHUM, Eari Crawfo 1 


1 13 


PAYNE, Cart L. 1 


1 17 


MEDLAND, Paul A. 1 


1 24 


PAYNE, Ray 1 


1 111 


MELCH, Walter H. 1 


1 136 


PEARSON, Nomia 1 


1 53 


MELTON, Julie E. 1 


1 140 


PERRY, Argus Baker 1 


1 59 


MERCIER, Eugene E. 1 


1 109 


PERRY, Bob "Junior 1 


1 28 


MERRICK, Gladys Luci 1 


1 64 


PETERSON, Raymond 1 


1 2 


MEYERS, Ruth P. 1 


1 106 


PICKERELL, Fred Alfr 1 


1 126 


MILES, Roy Benjiman 1 


1 117 


PIERUCCI, LouisJ. 1 


1 48 


MILLER, Earie C. 1 


1 52 


PINE ! 1 E, Florence 1 


1 88 


MILLER, Eva T. 1 


1 49 


PITCHER, Leah Irene 1 


1 118 


MIRANDA, Phillip Wil 1 


1 68 


POLLOCK, Harold W. 1 


1 76 


MOE, Beveriy 1 


1 62 


POR 1 hR, Harold Danie 1 


1 23 


MOGER, Anna May 1 


1 46 


PORTER, Harold Victo 1 


1 122 


MONAHAN, John 1 


1 69 


POSSOLO, Hugo 1 


1 69 


MONDAY, Lawrence F. 1 


1 104 


POSTON, Julia Lea 1 


1 14 


MOORE, Evalene 1 


1 105 


PRAWN, Raymond E. 1 


1 129 


MORGAN, Joseph Willa 1 


1 43 


PRESTON, Isaac "Ike" 1 


1 99 


MORRISON, Robert Ale 1 


1 127 


PRICE, John Bruce 1 


1 57 


MOSIER, Harry Mexal 1 


1 86 


PROWANT, Gladys E. 1 


1 63 


MURPHY. Dortha 1. 1 


1 80 


PRYOR Charies Edwar - 1 


1^ 136 



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NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



PRYOR, Valera C. ~ 1 


1 82 


SANDIFUR, Gladys E. 


II 


110 


PULVER, Chester Ivan 1 


1 74 


SCHNEIDER, Wilhelmen 


II 


87 


RASCH, Kathryn Lynn 1 


1 114 


SCHRAM, Primrose A. 


II 


81 


RATHBURN, Richard Ro 1 


1 44 


SCHROPP, Susan 


II 


100 


RAWSON, Donald 1 


1 54 


SCOTT, Ellen Jane 


II 


100 


RAWSON, Pauline Inez 1 


1 96 


SCOTT, Lulu Ellen 


II 


17 


RAY, Irma Elizabeth 1 


1 72 


SEFTON, Ann Marie 


II 


73 


RAYMOND, Emma L. 1 


1 82 


SEXTON, Dr. Edwin C. 


II 


31 


REEDER, Michelle Lyn 1 


1 20 


SHAW, Cieone Lavina 


II 


77 


REESE, William Clare 1 


1 19 


SHAW, Ross Harry 


II 


56 


REID, William Eston 1 


1 119 


SHEEHAN, George Alex 


II 


9 


REIDEL, Lester 1 


1 117 


SHELDON, Helen Eliza 


II 


68 


RELLER, Lorraine Kat 1 


1 44 


SHERMAN, Richard 


II 


90 


RENO, Armand Joseph 1 


1 113 


SILVERNAIL, Joseph D 


II 


116 


RENO, Armand Joseph 1 


1 115 


SIMPSON, Merritt Cha 


II 


135 


RENO, Pearl Cieone " 1 


1 114 


SINGLETON, Irene 


II 


92 


RICE, George Basil 1 


1 27 


SKIDMORE, Okey Harol 


II 


40 


RICE, Walter D. 1 


1 107 


SKIDMORE, Okey Harol 


II 


41 


RICHARDSON, John Bli 1 


1 108 


SMITH, Florence Evan 


III 


31 


RICHMOND, Thomas 1 


1 128 


SMITH, Gilbert C. 


III 


27 


RIDENOUR, Lyie N. 1 


1 99 


SMITH, Irene M. 


III 


99 


RIGSBY, Walter 1 


1 27 


SMITH, Sallie P. 


III 


45 


RILEY, Florence Leon 1 


1 53 


SMITH, Sidney Cecil 


III 


118 


RINGO, Johnnie Monet 1 


1 63 


SMOOT, Chester 


III 


129 


ROBBINS, Dorothea L. 1 


1 73 


SNYDER, John Gerald 


III 


145 


ROBBINS, Wallace Ler 1 


1 62 


SOARES, Andrew Peter 


III 


10 


ROBERTS, Kathleen Po 1 


1 56 


SOEFFNER, Hazel Oliv 


III 


77 


ROBERTSON, James 1 


1 26 


SOUTH, RoyO. 


III 


120 


ROBERTSON, William F 1 


1 112 


SOWARD, Richard A. 


III 


139 


ROBINSON, Fred Dee 1 


1 44 


SPRADLIN, Roselee 


III 


86 


ROBINSON, Jesse Lee 1 


1 4 


STAI ION, Harold Jose 


III 


21 


ROBINSON, Sterling S 1 


1 20 


STEFFENS, Gertrude 


III 


105 


ROCK, Emest 1 


1 30 


STEFFES, Irene 


III 


96 


RODENBUCHER, 1 


1 123 


STENGEL, John Conrad 


III 


40 


RODGERS, Theresa Car 1 


1 36 


STERNER, Thomas 


III 


15 


ROEHM, John Francis 1 


1 97 


STEWART, Grade T. 


III 


112 


ROGERS, Charles Clar 1 


1 7 


STEWART, James F. 


III 


15 


ROJAS, Queenie Wilso 1 


1 60 


STEWART, Lois Vivian 


III 


44 


ROLAND, Hazel L. 1 


1 9 


STIRLING, Melford 


III 


1 


ROSS, Margaret 1 


1 45 


STOLL, Byron Omar 


III 


123 


ROUND, Earl Nelson 1 


1 87 


STORM, Richard Thoma 


III 


81 


ROUSSIN,' Edna Floren 1 


1 16 


STRAKER, Edgar Burge 


III 


100 


ROWELL, Lillian K. 1 


1 9 


STROM, Jack Thomas 


III 


21 


ROWELL, William 1 


1 4 


SULING, William 


III 


62 


SABERS, Gilbert Pete 1 


1 61 


SULLINS, Tyrone 


III 


26 


SANDERS. Flora J. 1 


1 120 


SULLIVAN John Joset^- 


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NAME VOLUME PAGE 


NAME VOLUME PAGE 


SUMMERS, Harry Lee 1 


1 26 


WEAVER, June 1 


1 34 


SUMMERS, Mayme 1 


1 8 


WEGHORST, June Pauli 1 


1 60 


SUTTON, Nora C. 1 


1 67 


WHITE, Raymond C. 1 


1 94 


SYMANZIK, Gustav 1 


1 80 


WHITLEY, Fredrick R. 1 


1 25 


TATE, Brandy Kathlee 1 


1 57 


WHITLOCK, Glenn Robe 1 


1 1 


TAYLES, Joseph Clayt 1 


1 42 


WHITNEY, James Leona 1 


1 37 


TAYLOR, Billy Mahlon 1 


1 117 


WHITSON, Charles Jos 1 


1 75 


TAYLOR, James Willia 1 


1 32 


WHITSON, Joseph Will 1 


1 24 


THEIN, James Henry 1 


1 12 


WILDMAN, Elsie M. 1 


1 18 


THOMAS, John 1 


1 24 


WILL, Howard Christi 1 


1 70 


THOMAS, Martha Joy 1 


1 49 


WILL, Lilyan Needier 1 


1 51 


THOMAS, Robert Merri 1 


1 51 


WILLIAMSON, Floyd El 1 


1 78 


THOMAS, William McLa 1 


1 52 


WILSON, Bernice B. 1 


1 132 


THOME, Frances Eliza 1 


1 95 


WILSON, Paul James 1 


1 133 


THOMPSON, Mildred A. 1 


1 88 


WILSON, Theora 1 


1 105 


THOMPSON, Tina A. 1 


1 31 


WILSON, Vernie Wayne 1 


1 18 


THOMSON, Mary Alice 1 


1 104 


WOOD, George 1 


1 61 


TILTON, Mavorneen 1 


1 34 


WOODEN, David 1 


1 55 


TIMMONS, William Mel 1 


1 13 


WORLINE, Harry 1 


1 18 


TIWIS, Nancy B. 1 


1 127 


WRAY, Myrtle Blanch 1 


1 21 


TI77ARD, Howard C. 1 


1 11 


WUERSCH, Ralph Richa 1 


1 143 


TOWNSEND, Margaret 1 


1 26 


WYLIE, Charles Henry 1 


1 118 


TRODD, Victor F. 1 


1 15 


YOUNG, Clinton T. 1 


1 36 


TUOMI, Lauretta Bake 1 


1 56 


YOUNG, Edward FrankI 1 


1 108 


TURNER, Kenneth E. 1 


1 1 


YOUNG, Glenn A. 1 


1 28 


TURNER, Lee Franklin 1 


1 141 


YOUNG, Harold Irvin 1 


1 51 


TURNER, William Dewe 1 


1 88 


ZBINDON, Robert 1 


1 91 


TWEEDT, Harris M. 1 


1 110 


ZEITER, David Daniel 1 


1 141 


Van BENTHUM, William 1 


1 36 


ZEITER, Margaret M. 1 


1 144 


VAUGHAN, Samuel 1 


1 79 






VELARDI, Benjamin S. 1 


1 137 






VIRK, Erna Irene 1 


1 102 






VLIET, Leslie Vern 1 


1 132 






VOILES, Guy M. 1 


1 134 






VOSS. Louis John 1 


1 130 






WAGNER, Floyd Byron 1 


1 58 






WAID, William L. 1 


1 31 






WAIT, Bertha B. 1 


1 1 






WALDO, Marie 1 


1 110 






WALDROP, Hattie Mae 1 


1 117 






WALDROP, Sidney Clar 1 


1 85 






WALLACE, Woodrow W. 1 


1 29 






WALTERS, Dean Robert 1 


1 44 






WATTS, Evan Emett 1 


1 143 






WEAVER, Clinton Vine 1 


1 10 






WEAVER Donald Hutch 1 


1 121 


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